The Impact of COVID-19 and Emergency Online Learning on Deaf College Students' Experience of Social Isolation and Well-being

ID: 3975
School: School of Civic Leadership, Business, and Social Change
Program: Social Work
Status: Ongoing
Start date: April 2020
End Date: December 2021


As many other universities in the United States, Gallaudet University switched to online learning as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic during the spring semester of 2020. This study explores the experiences and coping strategies of deaf and hard of hearing college students, including factors such as well-being, self-efficacy, loneliness, social support, and transition to online learning.

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