The literature on parents' expectations on school choice and future employment of students with Specific Learning Disability (SLD) is somewhat limited. This study explored the point of view of parents of adolescents with SLD concerning the criteria for school choice in the transition to high school and the representations of the skills attributed to their son/daughter. Two hundred-and-two parents of students with a certification of specific learning disabilities took part in the study. They completed the following questionnaires online: Parents' coping, Efficacy and Resilience attribution, and Questionnaires on the school choice and the future employment. The results revealed that the parents’ educational qualification contributed to the expectations of future employment and career interest of their son/daughter. Furthermore, parental involvement supported the expectations regarding the intrinsic employment and the choice of a developmental school, which was sensitive to the growth of their son/daughter. These findings highlight the possibility of encouraging a better school choice and future employment for children with SLD by having a better understanding of the role of parental expectations and student characteristics.

Giorgetti, M., Magenes, S., Boerchi, D., Cancer, A., Antonietti, A., Parents’ expectations regarding the choice of secondary school and future employment for students with Specific Learning Disabilities., <<LIFE SPAN AND DISABILITY>>, 2022; (1): 87-119 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/211564]

Parents’ expectations regarding the choice of secondary school and future employment for students with Specific Learning Disabilities.

Giorgetti, M.;Magenes, S.;Boerchi, D.;Cancer, A.;Antonietti, A.
2022

Abstract

The literature on parents' expectations on school choice and future employment of students with Specific Learning Disability (SLD) is somewhat limited. This study explored the point of view of parents of adolescents with SLD concerning the criteria for school choice in the transition to high school and the representations of the skills attributed to their son/daughter. Two hundred-and-two parents of students with a certification of specific learning disabilities took part in the study. They completed the following questionnaires online: Parents' coping, Efficacy and Resilience attribution, and Questionnaires on the school choice and the future employment. The results revealed that the parents’ educational qualification contributed to the expectations of future employment and career interest of their son/daughter. Furthermore, parental involvement supported the expectations regarding the intrinsic employment and the choice of a developmental school, which was sensitive to the growth of their son/daughter. These findings highlight the possibility of encouraging a better school choice and future employment for children with SLD by having a better understanding of the role of parental expectations and student characteristics.
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Giorgetti, M., Magenes, S., Boerchi, D., Cancer, A., Antonietti, A., Parents’ expectations regarding the choice of secondary school and future employment for students with Specific Learning Disabilities., <<LIFE SPAN AND DISABILITY>>, 2022; (1): 87-119 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/211564]
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