ERIC Number: EJ1062866
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
Qualitative Analysis of the Barriers College Students with Disabilities Experience in Higher Education
Hong, Barbara S. S.
Journal of College Student Development, v56 n3 p209-226 Apr 2015
Students with disabilities are increasingly enrolling in colleges and universities. However, many institutions are still unprepared to support them beyond the basic federal mandate of equal access and reasonable accommodations. This qualitative study utilized a nontraditional media of reflective journaling to capture the anecdotal experiences of 16 college students with disabilities for a 10-week period. Four major themes emerged concerning barriers and frustrations these students encountered on a daily basis: (a) faculty perception, (b) fit of advisors, (c) college stressors, and (d) quality of support services. Recommendations for higher education administrators and disability personnel to become more vigilant in improving support for this population are discussed.
Descriptors: Barriers, Disabilities, College Students, Student Needs, Qualitative Research, Access to Education, Student Experience, Journal Writing, Teacher Attitudes, College Faculty, Faculty Advisers, Ethnography, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Student Journals, Teacher Expectations of Students, Knowledge Level, Stress Variables, Student Personnel Services, Coping
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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