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ERIC Number: EJ828957
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-1184-0412
Life Management of Post-Secondary Students with Disabilities
Wilgosh, Lorraine; Sobsey, Dick; Cey, Robert
Developmental Disabilities Bulletin, v36 n1-2 p199-224 2008
The paper constitutes an examination of life management of post-secondary students with disabilities. Eight individuals, all in attendance at a Western-Canadian university, were interviewed. The purpose was to explore life management issues and transformational outcomes of living with a disability as reported by individuals with disabilities; and whether these are, in any way, comparable to issues and transformational outcomes reported by parents living with children who have disabilities. Scorgie, Wilgosh, and McDonald (1996) had identified nine themes, through in-depth interviews, related to parent effective life management strategies, personal qualities, and transformational outcomes from parenting children with disabilities. For the post-secondary students, thematic analysis of the interview data yielded five life-management themes, one related directly to transformational outcomes of living with disabilities.
J.P. Das Developmental Disabilities Centre. 6-102 Education North, University of Alberta, Edmonton AB T6G 2G5, Canada. Tel: 780-492-4505; Fax: 780-492-1318; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada