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SELF-DETERMINATION AMONG COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENTS DIAGNOSED WITH ASPERGER'S SYNDROME: A QUALITATIVE STUDY

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Date Issued:
2009
Abstract/Description:
This qualitative research study investigated the self-determination of community college students diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome (AS). Varying levels of self-determination were displayed within each of the five participants. However, despite the unique characteristics and experiences of the participants, five major and two minor themes related to the collegial experiences of these students were revealed. The major themes highlighted were that community college students with AS (a) enjoyed academic success, (b) found disability services and accommodations important, (c) chose majors based on personal interests, (d) relied on family members for support, and (e) had difficulty developing social connections on campus. The minor themes related to the particular importance of faculty and attendance at a community college to some of the students.
Title: SELF-DETERMINATION AMONG COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENTS DIAGNOSED WITH ASPERGER'S SYNDROME: A QUALITATIVE STUDY.
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Name(s): Szentmiklosi, Jillian, Author
Cintron, Rosa, Committee Chair
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2009
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This qualitative research study investigated the self-determination of community college students diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome (AS). Varying levels of self-determination were displayed within each of the five participants. However, despite the unique characteristics and experiences of the participants, five major and two minor themes related to the collegial experiences of these students were revealed. The major themes highlighted were that community college students with AS (a) enjoyed academic success, (b) found disability services and accommodations important, (c) chose majors based on personal interests, (d) relied on family members for support, and (e) had difficulty developing social connections on campus. The minor themes related to the particular importance of faculty and attendance at a community college to some of the students.
Identifier: CFE0002880 (IID), ucf:48030 (fedora)
Note(s): 2009-12-01
Ed.D.
Education, Department of Educational Research Technology and Leadership
Doctorate
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Subject(s): Higher Education
Community College
Disability Services
Asperger's Syndrome
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0002880
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Host Institution: UCF

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