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ERIC Number: EJ1155485
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1947-8607
Students with Learning Disabilities' Perceptions of Self-Determining Factors Contributing to College Success
Wegner, Theresa Marie
International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, v8 n3 Article 1 p1-13 2017
This qualitative study identified the factors that contributed to the success experienced by students with learning disabilities in their first year of college. The primary factors that emerged from student interviews were their attitudes about higher education, and their personal attributes including motivation, maturity, and persistence. Additionally, students' adjustment to academic and campus life, and their use of supports and skills, such as college tutors, studying, managing time, and advocating for their needs were factors that led them to college persistence. Practical implications are proposed for secondary educators, postsecondary support staff and educators, students, and families.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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