Predictive Factors of Participation in Postsecondary Education for High School Leavers with Autism
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This exploratory study was designed to identify the factors predictive of participation in postsecondary education for high school leavers with autism. A secondary data analysis of the National Longitudinal Transition Study 2 (NLTS2) data was performed for this study. Potential predictors of participation in postsecondary education were assessed using a backward logistic regression analysis. This study found that the high school’s primary post-high school goal for the student, parental expectations, high school type, annual household income, and academic performance were significant predictors of participation in postsecondary education. The findings of this current study may provide critical information for parents of children with autism as well as educators and professionals who work with students with autism.
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- Predictive Factors of Participation in Postsecondary Education for High School Leavers with Autism
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Volume 42, Issue 5 , pp 685-696
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- 1. Department of Health and Behavior Studies, Teachers College, Columbia University, Box 223, 525 West 120th St, New York, NY, 10027, USA
- 2. Department of Biostatistics, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
- 3. Department of Measurement, Evaluation, and Statistics, Teachers College, Columbia University, 525 West 120th St, New York, NY, 10027, USA
- 4. University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI, USA