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ERIC Number: EJ1164764
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Aug
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2165-1434
Self-Determination and Access to Postsecondary Education in Transitioning Youths Receiving Supplemental Security Income
Berry, Hugh G.; Ward, Michael; Caplan, Leslie
Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, v35 n2 p68-75 Aug 2012
Using data from the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2, this article examines the relationships among three of Wehmeyer's components of self-determination (autonomy, empowerment, and self-realization) and subsequent reported access to postsecondary education in transitioning youths receiving Supplemental Security Income benefits. Results of logistic regression methods indicated that higher levels of empowerment and autonomy were associated with a higher likelihood of participation in 2-year and 4-year colleges. No such associations were observed for participation in vocational and technical postsecondary programs. Implications for educators are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Longitudinal Transition Study of Special Education Students
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
IES Cited: ED573339