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Cole, Emma V.; Cawthon, Stephanie W. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2015
The number of students with learning disabilities (SLD) at postsecondary institutions has tripled over the past three decades and now constitutes about 11% of undergraduate students (Joyce & Rossen, 2006; U.S. Department of Education, 2013). Research has found that SLD who use accommodations at their postsecondary institution are more…
Descriptors: Self Disclosure (Individuals), Learning Disabilities, Mixed Methods Research, Undergraduate Students
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Richardson, John T. E. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2014
This investigation compared attainment in 196,405 students with and without disabilities who were taking courses by distance learning with the Open University in the United Kingdom in 2009. When the effects of demographic variables were statistically controlled, students with mental health difficulties showed poorer course completion than…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Online Courses, Distance Education, Student Characteristics
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Gaultney, Jane F. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2014
The pediatric literature indicates that children with ADHD are at greater risk for sleep problems, daytime sleepiness, and some sleep disorders than children with no diagnosed disability. It has not been determined whether this pattern holds true among emerging adults, and whether comorbid sleep disorders with ADHD predict GPA. The present study…
Descriptors: College Students, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, At Risk Persons, Sleep
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May, Alison L.; Stone, C. Addison – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2014
In a quasi-experimental evaluation of the possible role of stereotype threat in the academic performance of college students with learning disabilities (LD), students with (N = 29) and without (N = 62) identified LD took a simulated Verbal GREĀ® task in one of two conditions modeled after those used in past stereotype threat (ST) research. The task…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Stereotypes, Social Bias, Attitudes toward Disabilities
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Richman, Erica Lynn; Rademacher, Kristen N.; Maitland, Theresa Laurie – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2014
Students with learning disabilities (LD) and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) represent the largest segment of college students with documented disabilities. Despite enhanced access to accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act, this growing population continues to take longer to complete a college education…
Descriptors: College Students, Coaching (Performance), Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
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McEwan, Robert C.; Downie, Robert – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2013
This study explored the barriers to success experienced by students with psychiatric disabilities (PD) enrolled in college programs. The students in the PD group were compared to a matched group of students with learning disabilities (LD) on graduation rates, endurance levels, grade point averages, self-assessment of cognitive, academic, and…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Mental Disorders, Success, Barriers
Heiman, Tali – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2008
The study examined perceptions of the learning environment, coping strategies, and the subjective well-being of undergraduate female students taking on-line courses at the Open University of Israel. Fifty females with learning disabilities (LD) and 73 females without disabilities, 25-39 years old, completed three different questionnaires sent to…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Courses, Open Universities, Student Attitudes
Hall, Cathy W.; Webster, Raymond E. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2008
Metacognitive and attitudinal factors in the academic performance of college students with and without disabilities were assessed and compared. GPA, metacognitive knowledge and practice, resiliency, self-efficacy, locus of control, and need for achievement were examined. Similarities as well as notable differences were found between the LD (N=27)…
Descriptors: Locus of Control, College Students, Grade Point Average, Self Efficacy
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Costello, James J.; English, R. William – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2001
Measured the psychosocial development of college students with and without learning disabilities using the Student Developmental Task and Lifestyle Inventory. Found significant differences between groups in terms of their academic autonomy and mature interpersonal relationships. (EV)
Descriptors: College Students, Comparative Analysis, Higher Education, Interpersonal Relationship
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Ruhl, Kathy L. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 1996
A study compared the effect of two different lecture pause procedures (pauses used for reflection and notetaking; pauses used for discussion) on the recall and note completeness of 27 college students with learning disabilities. Results show independent reflection meant fewer ideas partially recorded in notes, but otherwise no significant…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, College Students, Comparative Analysis, Disabilities