ERIC Number: ED226694
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
The Handicapped Student in America's Colleges: A Longitudinal Analysis. Part 3: Disabled 1978 College Freshmen Three Years Later.
Lawrence, Judith K.; And Others
Results of a 1981 followup survey of a 1978 disabled freshmen group are presented, with attention directed to the current status of the students, their educational progress, and college experiences. Information is given on the research methodology, the Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP), and the CIRP annual freshman survey. A comparison is made of the respondent group's characteristics and those of the nondisabled 1978 freshmen, and a detailed discussion is presented on the 1981 followup respondents by disability (orthopedic, visual, multiple, hearing, and health-related disabilities). Statistical data are also presented for learning disabled, speech impaired, emotionally disturbed, and "other" disabled students. Additional topics include: demographic, family, and educational background; 1981 status (i.e., continuous persisters, former stopouts, current stopouts, and dropouts); reasons for withdrawing or transferring; college performance; living arrangements and experiences; degree plans and career choices; disability-related issues; and personal issues, including life goals. Finally, results of regression analyses are presented regarding performance, college satisfaction, and persistence; and policy implications are discussed. Questionnaires are appended. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Accessibility (for Disabled), College Freshmen, Disabilities, Dropout Attitudes, Educational Background, Educational Policy, Hearing Impairments, Higher Education, Longitudinal Studies, Multiple Disabilities, Physical Disabilities, Questionnaires, Special Health Problems, Student Attitudes, Student Attrition, Student Characteristics, Student College Relationship, Visual Impairments
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Higher Education Research Inst., Inc., Los Angeles, CA.