Faculty Publications

Title

Perceived self-determination of youth with emotional and behavior disorders: A pilot study of the effect of different educational environments

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Adolescents, Behavior disorders, Emotional and behavior disorders, Least restrictive environment, Self-determination

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of Disability Policy Studies

Volume

19

Issue

3

First Page

182

Last Page

190

Abstract

In this pilot study, the authors investigated the perceptions of the self-determination of youth with emotional and behavior disorders from a community high school, separate educational facility, and residential facility. The perceptions of students, parents or caregivers, and teachers were compared across and within these settings. The authors found that (a) students consistently rated themselves in the moderate range, (b) students from the residential facility rated themselves the highest, (c) parents or caregivers and teachers rated students from the community high school higher than students from the other two settings, (d) all groups rated students from the separate educational facility the lowest, and (e) teachers across all three settings perceived the students' levels of self-determination to be higher than did parents or caregivers. © 2008 Hammill Institute on Disabilities.

Original Publication Date

12-1-2008

DOI of published version

10.1177/1044207308314952

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