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ERIC Number: EJ775090
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1540-7969
On Persistent Pursuits of Self-Interest
Mithaug, Dennis E.
Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), v30 n3 p163-167 Fall 2005
From the author's perspective, self-determination is characteristic of all humans regardless of their capabilities, disabilities, or idiosyncrasies. It is evident when they act on their circumstances to get what they need or want and when they persist in those pursuits until situations change in the right direction for them. It is accurately represented by the phrase "persistent pursuits of self-interest," and by how they regulate their expectations, choices, and actions to engage those pursuits. In this article, he offers additional thoughts on the issues of choice, the self, control, research interventions, and capacity versus opportunity that were raised by several articles on self-determination. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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