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ERIC Number: ED515780
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 234
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1096-8032-4
Self-Determination among Community College Students Diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome: A Qualitative Study
Szentmiklosi, Jillian M.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Central Florida
This qualitative research study investigated the self-determination of community college students diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome (AS). Varying levels of self-determination were displayed within each of the five participants. However, despite the unique characteristics and experiences of the participants, five major and two minor themes related to the collegial experiences of these students were revealed. The major themes highlighted were that community college students with AS (a) enjoyed academic success, (b) found disability services and accommodations important, (c) chose majors based on personal interests, (d) relied on family members for support, and (e) had difficulty developing social connections on campus. The minor themes related to the particular importance of faculty and attendance at a community college to some of the students. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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