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ERIC Number: EJ917984
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-1949-6605
Validating an Assessment of Individual Actions, Postsecondary Supports, and Social Supports of College Students with Disabilities
Lombardi, Allison; Gerdes, Hilary; Murray, Christopher
Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, v48 n1 p107-126 2011
In this study, the authors developed, administered, and evaluated a measure of individual actions of college students with disabilities and their perceptions of postsecondary and social supports. An exploratory factor analysis resulted in nine reliable factors in these three areas. Follow-up regression analyses revealed that self-advocacy explained significant unique variance in predicting grade point average, indicating that self-advocacy is most crucial for college success. Implications for use in postsecondary environments are discussed. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Social Support Questionnaire