ERIC Number: EJ1166244
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Validating a Model of Motivational Factors Influencing Involvement for Parents of Transition-Age Youth with Disabilities
Hirano, Kara A.; Shanley, Lina; Garbacz, S. Andrew; Rowe, Dawn A.; Lindstrom, Lauren; Leve, Leslie D.
Remedial and Special Education, v39 n1 p15-26 Jan-Feb 2018
Parent involvement is a predictor of postsecondary education and employment outcomes, but rigorous measures of parent involvement for youth with disabilities are lacking. Hirano, Garbacz, Shanley, and Rowe adapted scales based on Hoover-Dempsey and Sandler model of parent involvement for use with parents of youth with disabilities aged 14 to 23. This study assessed the psychometric properties of the Motivators of Parent Involvement (MPI) scales. A confirmatory factor analysis tested an 11-factor model, three parent involvement factors, and eight motivators of involvement factors for parents of transition-age youth (ages 14-25) with disabilities. Using a sample of 288 parents and caregivers, the model was determined to have acceptable fit. The MPI can be used to assess motivators of parent involvement and guide interventions.
Descriptors: Motivation, Parent Participation, Parents, Transitional Programs, Youth, Disabilities, Special Education, Postsecondary Education, Family Involvement, Family Planning, Factor Analysis, High School Students, Grade 11, Grade 12, Longitudinal Studies, Factor Structure, Correlation, Models, Adolescents, Late Adolescents, Caregivers, Statistical Analysis, Online Surveys
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Longitudinal Transition Study of Special Education Students