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ERIC Number: EJ788486
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-0033-3085
Gender Matters in Transition to Adulthood: A Survey Study of Adolescents with Disabilities and Their Families
Powers, Kristin; Hogansen, Jennifer; Geenen, Sarah; Powers, Laurie E.; Gil-Kashiwabara, Eleanor
Psychology in the Schools, v45 n4 p349-364 Apr 2008
This survey study explored gender differences in transition imperatives and opportunities for youth with disabilities (N = 521). Results indicated that males and females differ in terms of the adult outcomes they hope to achieve, transition training opportunities they have received, and their access to teachers and other nonfamilial adults to assist them. Youth and parents who responded to the survey indicated that gender stereotypes continue to exist and that these stereotypes result in lowered expectations for girls. Gender stereotypes were found to vary by ethnicity. Access to health insurance and a good doctor were rated as top priorities for all youth transitioning to adulthood. Implications for educators, psychologists, and counselors are discussed. (Contains 4 tables and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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