2016 Volume 3 Pages 15-27
Considering the fact that students with hearing impairments are hesitant to receive assistance because of the lack of their communication with those assisting them, it is important for them to have an initiative in receiving assistance. Therefore, in this study, we made a research with the help of 14 men and women in order to identify the key factors that gave an initiative to students with hearing impairments in higher education institutions in receiving assistance. We did a qualitative analysis of the speech data we collected through research using Open Coding. As a result, three categories were extracted as key factors that gave an initiative to students with hearing impairments in receiving assistance, that is, “Recognition as Support Recipients”, “Expansion of Student Life” and “Incentive from Others”. As for the incentive from others, we could make an improvement by providing experience of practical situations in training seminars. It is necessary to keep in mind from the beginning the above mentioned factors in treating students with hearing impairments.