The Effect of Next S.T.E.P. Instruction on the Self-Determination Skills of High School Students with Learning Disabilities Academic Article uri icon


  • As an outcome of research and demonstration projects on self-determination for individuals with disabilities, a number of self-determination curricula have been developed in the past few years. However, the effect of self-determination instruction on student self-determination skills remains to be investigated. The present study examined the effect of the Next S. T.E.P. curriculum on self-determination skills of high school students with learning disabilities using an untreated control group design with pretest and posttest. Results indicated that the treatment group gained significantly more on measures of self-determination skills than the control group. Future research is needed to examine the long-term effect of self-determination instruction.

published proceedings

  • Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals

author list (cited authors)

  • Zhang, D.

citation count

  • 40

complete list of authors

  • Zhang, Dalun

publication date

  • January 2001