THE INTERSECTION BETWEEN SELF-DETERMINATION AND MOTIVATION OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES: FROM STUDENT AND TEACHER PERSPECTIVES Public Deposited

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  • March 22, 2019
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  • Zorigian, Kris A.
    • Affiliation: School of Education
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  • Students with disabilities typically suffer from low motivation (Adelman & Taylor, 1983, 1990) and poor self-determined capacity and opportunity (Carter et al., 2008). The purpose of this study was to examine the potential relation between the motivation and self-determined capacity and opportunity of students with disabilities. This study examined the relation between the motivation and self-determined behaviors of 32 adolescent middle and high school students with disabilities. Differences between ratings of teachers in different content areas as well as the impact student motivation and self-determined capacity and opportunity have on academic performance were assessed. Findings showed statistically significant correlations between motivation and self-determined capacity and opportunity amongst student and teacher perspectives. No difference between ratings of teachers from different content areas was detected in either motivation or self-determined capacity. Finally, academic performance was not predicted by student motivation or self-determined capacity and opportunity. Results and implications for special education researchers and practitioners are discussed.
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  • Miller, Melissa A.
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  • Doctor of Philosophy
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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  • 2013
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