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ERIC Number: EJ1094579
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1096-2409
A Social-Cognitive Exploration of the Career and College Understanding of Young Adults with Intellectual Disabilities
Gibbons, Melinda M.; Hyfantis, Justina; Cihak, David F.; Wright, Rachel; Mynatt, Blair
Professional School Counseling, v19 n1 p80-91 2015-2016
Students with intellectual disabilities (ID) are less likely to continue their education or become employed after high school. Although transition services are provided, little is known about students' understanding of their post-high school options. Using a social cognitive framework, the authors interviewed students with ID to determine their career and college understanding. Qualitative content analysis revealed varying amounts of perceived barriers and supports, including limited college and career knowledge. This article includes implications for school counselors.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Counselors
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Postsecondary Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: P407A100006