ERIC Number: EJ1167152
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Narrating the Self: A Grounded Theory Model of Emerging Purpose for College Students with Disabilities
Vaccaro, Annemarie; Kimball, Ezekiel W.; Moore, Adam; Newman, Barbara M.; Troiano, Peter F.
Journal of College Student Development, v59 n1 p37-54 Jan-Feb 2018
This article presents findings and a model from a constructivist grounded theory study about purpose development for college students with disabilities. The 59 participants, drawn from 4 different higher education institutions, self-identified as having 1 or more of a variety of disabilities. Students engaged in imagination, exploration, and integration as part of the developmental process of developing a sense of purpose. Important social contexts and intersecting social identities also influenced the narrative of self that students created regarding their purpose.
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Models, College Students, Disabilities, Constructivism (Learning), Social Environment, Personal Narratives, Comparative Analysis
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Education Level: Higher Education
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