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Validating a Model of Motivational Factors Influencing Involvement for Parents of Transition-Age Youth with Disabilities.
Remedial and Special Education (2018)
  • Kara A. Hirano, University of Oregon
  • Lina Shanley, University of Oregon
  • S. Andrew Garbacz, University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • Dawn A. Rowe, University of Oregon
  • Lauren Lindstrom, University of Oregon
  • Leslie D. Leve, University of Oregon
Abstract
Parent involvement is a predictor of postsecondary education and employment outcomes, but rigorous measures of parent involvement for youth with disabilities are lacking. Hirano, Garbacz, Shanley, and Rowe adapted scales based on Hoover-Dempsey and Sandler model of parent involvement for use with parents of youth with disabilities aged 14 to 23. This study assessed the psychometric properties of the Motivators of Parent Involvement (MPI) scales. A confirmatory factor analysis tested an 11-factor model, three parent involvement factors, and eight motivators of involvement factors for parents of transition-age youth (ages 14–25) with disabilities. Using a sample of 288 parents and caregivers, the model was determined to have acceptable fit. The MPI can be used to assess motivators of parent involvement and guide interventions.
Keywords
  • family/parental involvement,
  • families/parents,
  • planning,
  • transition,
  • high school,
  • special education,
  • transition planning
Publication Date
January 1, 2018
DOI
10.1177/0741932517715913
Citation Information
Kara A. Hirano, Lina Shanley, S. Andrew Garbacz, Dawn A. Rowe, et al.. "Validating a Model of Motivational Factors Influencing Involvement for Parents of Transition-Age Youth with Disabilities." Remedial and Special Education Vol. 39 Iss. 1 (2018) p. 15 - 26 ISSN: 0741-9325
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/dawn-rowe/5/