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ERIC Number: EJ524478
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
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ISSN: ISSN-0895-8017
Essential Characteristics of Self-Determined Behavior of Individuals with Mental Retardation.
Wehmeyer, Michael L.; And Others
American Journal on Mental Retardation, v100 n6 p632-42 May 1996
This article proposes a definition and model of self-determination for individuals with mental retardation. Self-determined behavior is seen as autonomous, self-regulated, based on psychological empowerment, and self-realizing. Evaluation of the definition with individuals with mental retardation indicated that measures of essential characteristics predicted differences between groups based on exhibition of self-determined behavior. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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