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ERIC Number: EJ817618
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-0885-7288
Relationships between Recreation and Levels of Self-Determination for Adolescents and Young Adults with Disabilities
McGuire, Jayne; McDonnell, John
Career Development for Exceptional Individuals, v31 n3 p154-163 2008
Self-determination continues to be a focus for secondary students who have intellectual disabilities. This study examined the relationship between recreation and self-determination for adolescents and young adults with intellectual disabilities. Students from secondary and post-high school special education programs tracked their involvement in recreation for a 2-week period. Then students were given the "Arc's Self-Determination Scale." The results establish a predictive relationship between recreation and self-determination indicating that increased amounts of time adolescents and young adults spend actively involved in recreation were found to be predictive of higher levels of self-determination. The findings support that recreation may be a useful strategy for enhancing self-determination skills and that self-determination can be increased through experiences, not just through teaching explicit skills. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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