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ERIC Number: EJ1227166
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2165-1434
Experiences of Selected Emerging Adults with Emotional or Behavioral Difficulties in Higher Education
Stein, Kathleen F.
Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, v35 n3 p168-179 Dec 2012
Postsecondary education is an important component of career development and achievement. However, students with emotional or behavioral difficulties (EBDs) are less likely to attend a postsecondary institution than their nondisabled peers and peers with disabilities. This qualitative study explored the experiences of emerging adults diagnosed with an EBD who are working toward their academic goals in a postsecondary setting. The researcher conducted in-depth interviews and brief follow-up interviews with five participants, aged 18 to 25. Various themes emerged from the study, including salient aspects of living with an EBD, how having an EBD impacts their transition experiences at a postsecondary institution, the ability to achieve their goals, and how they are able to manage these challenges.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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Identifiers - Location: Florida
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