Motivation to learn and quality of life issues in higher education students with a disability

Mary Dryer, Graham Tyson, Rosemary Shaw

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According to primary data presented in this chapter, despite facing barriers when studying at a tertiary level, students with disability performed at a similar level to students without disability. Students with a disability had a higher level of intrinsic motivation towards their study, which may have assisted them to overcome potential barriers. In terms of quality of life, students with a disability reported lower satisfaction in the domains of physical health and environment, but not on psychological health or social relationships relative to students without a disability.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStudent motivation and quality of life in higher education
EditorsMarcus Henning, Christian Krageloh, Glenis Wong-Toi
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781315814070
ISBN (Print)9780415858052
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

NameRoutledge research in educational psychology


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