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ERIC Number: ED534538
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 121
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-2670-3721-3
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The Impact of Interpersonal Relationships on Postschool Employment Outcomes and Community Satisfaction for Young Women with Learning Disabilities: An Ecological Perspective
Harley, Eliza K.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Oregon
The purpose of the present dissertation study was to investigate the impact of interpersonal relationships on postschool employment outcomes and community satisfaction for young women with learning disabilities. Using a longitudinal, in-depth multiple case study design, the author examined a set of influencing factors (i.e., individual characteristics, interpersonal relationships) and postschool outcomes (i.e., postschool employment outcomes, community satisfaction). A purposive sampling approach was adopted to select a subset (n = 5) of young women with learning disabilities from the initial GAPS Project pool that represented a comprehensive and complete data set. In the analysis of the impact of interpersonal relationships on postschool employment outcomes and community satisfaction, three specific patterns emerged among the five case studies of young women with learning disabilities. Drawn from the data, these three patterns speak to postschool outcomes (i.e., postschool employment outcomes, community satisfaction), represent the interaction between individual characteristics and interpersonal relationships, and reveal the impact of the different type, quantity, and/or quality of interpersonal relationships over time. The three patterns are identified as (a) connected, (b) independent, and (c) isolated. Implications for practice are offered in the form of recommendations for young women with learning disabilities, families, counseling psychologists, special education personnel, and vocational rehabilitation counselors, and implications for future research are discussed. [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: http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/individuals.shtml.]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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