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ERIC Number: EJ1066325
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
Supporting Students with Psychiatric Disabilities in Postsecondary Education: Important Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes
Kupferman, Scott I.; Schultz, Jared C.
Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, v28 n1 p25-40 Spr 2015
We began the exploratory process of identifying knowledge, skills, and attitudes that are important for disability service professionals to possess in order to provide beneficial services to students with psychiatric disabilities in postsecondary education. Using a three-round Delphi survey, two groups of experts identified 54 knowledge, skill, and attitudinal items. A national sample of 402 disability service professionals then rated each item. A principal components analysis revealed five factors: (a) Ethical and Legal Considerations, (b) Accommodations and Supports, (c) Disability Aspects, (d) Community Resources, and (e) Campus Considerations. Findings are discussed in regards to implications, assumptions, limitations, and recommendations for future research.
Descriptors: Mental Disorders, College Students, Student Needs, Delphi Technique, Surveys, Factor Analysis, Ethics, Legal Responsibility, Accessibility (for Disabled), Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Community Resources, Campuses, Access to Health Care, Geographic Location, Counselor Qualifications, Attitude Measures, Job Skills, Statistical Analysis, Counseling Techniques, Educational Environment, Multivariate Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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