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Date of Award
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Master of Arts (MA)
Disabilities, Higher Education, Self-advocacy, Sociology
Sociology, General; Education, Special
Using social constructionist theories, this research explored how students' demographics and environmental influences affected the use of self-advocacy as a tool to succeed in higher education. Having discovered patterns in the analysis correlating gender and ethnicity to the use of self-advocacy, this research discusses the need for a greater awareness of the individual within the disability paradigm. Findings from this study can be utilized to assist those providing accommodations and services to students with disabilities at all levels of education, particularly university faculty, staff, and professors, and will ultimately benefit future students with disabilities.
Russler, Steven Michael, "A Study of Self-advocacy Among Students With Learning Disabilities at SJSU" (2010). Master's Theses. Paper 3826.