Psychosocial predictors of well-being and self-concept amongst adolescents who are late-deafened
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Acquired changes in sensory functioning can have large, lasting, and negative effects on one’s subjective and psychological well-being, as well as their self-concept. For adolescents who are late-deafened, there are several variables that could contribute to the previously reported decreases in well-being and self-concept. This project proposes a path analysis to examine potential psychosocial predictors of well-being and self-concept within this population. Results from this study may allow mental health professionals who work with this population to have a greater understanding of its unique mental health needs, therefore informing more nuanced therapeutic or school-based interventions tailored to these needs. Future research should extend the population of interest to individuals living outside of the United States and incorporate qualitative methodology to obtain a more holistic understanding of these individuals’ perspectives.