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Disability and Equity in Education

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2014

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Adjustment To College Among Lower Division Students With Disabilities: An Exploratory Study, Kristy Lee Ann Mcnulty Mar 2014

Adjustment To College Among Lower Division Students With Disabilities: An Exploratory Study, Kristy Lee Ann Mcnulty

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This study utilized a quality of life framework of psychosocial adaptation to explore relationships among college stress, functional limitations, coping strategies, and perceived social support in adjustment to college among first-year and second-year undergraduate students with disabilities, based on specific hypothesized relations. College adjustment outcomes included: life satisfaction, academic performance, and psychosocial-emotional adjustment to college.

A nonprobability sample of 103 first-year and second-year undergraduate college students with disabilities participated in the study.

Respondents were registered with an office of support services for students with disabilities at a public, four-year university, located in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. Respondents ...