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ERIC Number: EJ1085153
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0741-9325
The Role of Autonomy, Self-Realization, and Psychological Empowerment in Predicting Outcomes for Youth with Disabilities
Shogren, Karrie A.; Shaw, Leslie A.
Remedial and Special Education, v37 n1 p55-62 Jan-Feb 2016
This study examined the degree to which the three of the four essential characteristics of self-determination (autonomy, self-realization, and psychological empowerment) predicted quality of life-related adult outcome constructs using secondary analysis of data from the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2. The pattern of predictive relationship was complex. Most findings were concentrated in a high-incidence disability group, with autonomy predicting higher financial independence, employment, social relationships, independent living, and postsecondary education. For those with intellectual disability, there was also a positive relationship between autonomy and inclusive residential opportunities. Implications of the complex pattern of findings for research and practice are discussed.
SAGE Publications and Hammill Institute on Disabilities. 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320. Tel: 800-818-7243; Tel: 805-499-9774; Fax: 800-583-2665; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Longitudinal Transition Study of Special Education Students
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R324A120411