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ERIC Number: ED525577
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 117
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1244-9549-1
Factors Related to Post-School Outcomes of Minority Youth with Disabilities
Garate, Teresa
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Illinois at Chicago
The levels of post-school life success were examined for a group of 273 minority youth, with high incidence disabilities (HID) one to four years out of high school. In this cross-sectional study, school leavers completed a phone survey regarding their actions beyond high school related to employment, continued post-secondary education, independent living, and community integration. Although information was gathered for all four areas, only two were used (employment and continued education) to determine levels of life success. Level of success was defined as "no success, some success, success, more success, and beyond expected success". In addition to examining relationships between demographic factors, gender, disability, and ethnicity and post-school success, respondents answered questions related to their high school experience, level of educational integration into general education, and levels of self awareness. The study sought to answer three main questions: what is the relationship between high school experience and levels of post-school success? What is the relationship between educational environment and levels of post-school success? And what is the relationship between self awareness and levels of post-school success? Respondents reported different levels of post-school success but few of the relationships tested were found to be significant. In other words for this group of minority youth with a specific HID their experience in high school had little to no relationship to the level or post-school success they reported. This finding suggests that traditional educational supports provided in an inner city high school may not be sufficient to increase the likelihood of better levels of life success for these youth. [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: High Schools
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Language: English
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