Abstract

Abstract:

Although scholars have noted that disability is a multivalent construct that is experienced intersectionally, very little intersectional research exists about the growing population of diverse college students with disabilities. This grounded theory study elucidates how the intersections of social class and ability shaped purpose development for 59 college students with diverse disabilities. Emergent themes included student concerns about survival, living comfortably, and being dependent. We offer three theoretical propositions to provide insight into the complex intersections of social class, ability, and purpose development for college students. Recommendations for higher educators (e.g., faculty, academic advisors, career services professionals) are included.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1090-7009
Print ISSN
0162-5748
Pages
pp. 403-426
Launched on MUSE
2019-09-20
Open Access
No
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