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ERIC Number: EJ889961
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 58
ISSN: ISSN-0885-7288
A Preliminary Investigation of the Relationship of Transition Preparation and Self-Determination for Students with Disabilities in Postsecondary Educational Settings
Morningstar, Mary E.; Frey, Bruce B.; Noonan, Patricia M.; Ng, Jennifer; Clavenna-Deane, Beth; Graves, Perry; Kellems, Ryan; McCall, Zach; Pearson, Mary; Wade, Diana Bjorkman; Williams-Diehm, Kendra
Career Development for Exceptional Individuals, v33 n2 p80-94 Aug 2010
This study examined the relationship between high school transition preparation (school and family based) and self-determination among postsecondary students with disabilities. Seventy-six participants from 4-year universities completed a two-part online survey. The first part of the survey measured three dependent variables: psychological empowerment, hope, and locus of control. The second part measured the independent variable quality of high school transition preparation. Correlational analyses were conducted between the quality of a student's high school transition preparation and perceived self-determination (i.e., psychological empowerment, hope, and locus of control). Although significant correlations existed among the scales used to measure self-determination, the relationships between high school preparation and the role of families and self-determination was of interest. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A