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ERIC Number: EJ906691
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 95
Adaptation to College for Students with and without Disabilities: Group Differences and Predictors
Adams, Katharine S.; Proctor, Briley E.
Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, v22 n3 p166-184 2010
This study investigated differences between attributional style and student adaptation to college for students with and without disabilities. In terms of attributional style, the students with disabilities demonstrated a more internal, stable, and global attributional style for both positive events and negative events. In terms of student adaptation to college, the group of students without disabilities scored higher for overall student adaptation to college, social adjustment, institutional attachment, and semester GPA. Additionally, we explored the ability of six variables to predict student adaptation to college for students with disabilities. Two variables contributed significantly to the prediction: self-advocacy skill and visibility of disability. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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