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ERIC Number: EJ1148768
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Aug
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-4669
An Examination of the Relationship between Postschool Outcomes and Autonomy, Psychological Empowerment, and Self-Realization
Shogren, Karrie A.; Lee, Jaehoon; Panko, Pavel
Journal of Special Education, v51 n2 p115-124 Aug 2017
This study examined, using data from the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2, the impact of constructs associated with self-determination (i.e., autonomy, self-realization, and psychological empowerment measured while youth were in secondary school) on postschool--(a) employment and payment/benefits, (b) education, (c) independent living, and (d) social engagement--outcomes. Findings suggest that up to 8 years after youth exited school, autonomy, self-realization, and psychological empowerment predict postschool outcomes. Psychological empowerment showed a strong relationship with employment wages and benefits, and autonomy and self-realization contributed to predicting independent living and postsecondary education enrollment. Implications for future research and practice are discussed. [For the full text grantee submission, see ED572708.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
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