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Degree

Master of Science

Program

Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Supervisor

Dr. Sheila Moodie

2nd Supervisor

Dr. Susan Scollie

Joint Supervisor

Abstract

Investigating self-efficacy beliefs among adolescents with hearing loss is imperative as these perceptions affect a broad range of age-related functioning. Validated self-efficacy questionnaires for use with persons with hearing loss are currently limited to four adult measures. Development of an adolescent-relevant questionnaire aims to quantify self-efficacy for participation in daily activities and to individualize treatment interventions for adolescents with hearing loss.

Developing the self-efficacy questionnaire was based on a scoping literature review to develop a list of activities performed by typically developing adolescents. The questionnaire was piloted on a sample of youth with hearing loss.

The Adolescent Self-Efficacy Questionnaire for Hearing Loss (ASEQ-HL) is a 37-item questionnaire based on the inventory of youth-related activities. The activities were linked to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health - Child and Youth (ICF-CY) framework. The questionnaire was structured according to self-efficacy questionnaire development guidelines proposed by Bandura (2006b).


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