Exploring differences in world views among deaf college students and hearing teachers and counselors

Date of Publication


Document Type

Master's Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education major in Guidance and Counseling

Subject Categories

Special Education and Teaching


Br. Andrew Gonzalez FSC College of Education


Counseling and Educational Psychology

Thesis Adviser

Reyes, Dr. Jose Alberto S.

Defense Panel Chair

Carmelita P. Pabiton

Defense Panel Member

Salud P. Evangelista
Ma. Angeles G. Lapena


The study focuses on the primary and secondary worldviews of the deaf and hearing. The study likewise explores the possible influences of gender, knowledge of sign language and involvement in deaf community activities on worldviews on both groups. For the deaf respondents, however, the variable knowledge of sign language was based on the knowledge of their mother and father instead of them. There were 100 deaf respondents and 101 hearing respondents. The Scale to Access World Views (SAWV) by Ibrahim and Kahn (1987) was utilized to measure the four possible worldviews including the following: a) optimistic b) traditional c) here and now and, d) pessimistic. A Filipino Sign Language SAWV version for the deaf was developed through the stringent translation and back translation procedure. The Filipino Sign Language SAWV version was administered through video technology (VHS).Results showed that both the deaf and hearing group shared similar primary worldview but differing secondary worldviews. Both groups expressed optimistic as their primary worldview. In terms of their secondary world view, the deaf endorsed the here and now worldview, while the hearing endorsed the pessimistic worldview. Gender, knowledge of sign language and involvement in deaf community activities did not influence the worldviews of both groups. Recommendations for further research and development of interventions were presented for further development in the field of counseling the deaf.

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Shelf Location

Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F Henry Sy Sr. Hall

Physical Description

175 leaves


Handicapped students; Deaf--Means of communication; Counseling; Counselors; Teachers of the deaf

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