Title

Exploring Student, Family, and School Predictors of Self-Determination Using NLTS2 Data

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Publication Date

2016

Publisher

SAGE Publications

Source Publication

Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals

Source ISSN

2165-1434

Abstract

This study conducted secondary analysis of data from the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2 (NLTS2) to examine the degree to which student, family, and school constructs predicted self-determination outcomes. Multi-group structural equation modeling was used to examine predictive relationships between 5 student, 4 family, and 7 school constructs developed from NLTS2 data and self-determination outcomes (autonomy, psychological empowerment, and self-realization) across disability groups. The pattern of predictive relationship between the constructs and self-determination outcomes across disability groups was complex. Only one construct—self-concept—showed a positive predictive relationship with all three self-determination constructs across most disability groups. Implications of the complex pattern of findings for research and practice are discussed.

Comments

Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, Vol. 39, No. 1 (2016): 23-33. DOI.

Mauricio Garnier-Villareal was affiliated with University of Kansas at the time of publication.

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