Differences in the Relationship Between Family Environments and Self-Determination Among Anglo, Latino, and Female Students With Disabilities

Raymond J. Rodriguez, Wendy Cavendish

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Abstract

The role of gender and ethnicity as moderators of the relationship between perceived family environments and levels of self-determination was examined in a sample of students with disabilities. A sample of 157 Latino and Anglo students with disabilities completed the Family Environment Scale and the Arc Self-Determination Scale. Results indicated Latino and female students reported significantly higher levels of self-determination than Anglo male students. Differences were also found among Latino, Anglo, and female students in the relationship between perceived family environments and self-determination. Implications include developing ways families and schools can provide conditions to nurture self-determination and transition planning that are sensitive to ethnic and gender differences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)152-162
Number of pages11
JournalCareer Development for Exceptional Individuals
Volume36
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013

Keywords

  • disability
  • ethnicity
  • family environments
  • gender
  • self-determination
  • transition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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