Disability and study: layers of management

Werth, Shalene ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4113-6823 and Hammer, Sara and d'Abadie, Danielle (2014) Disability and study: layers of management. International Journal of Pedagogies and Learning, 9 (1). pp. 101-109.


The findings of this paper are based on a 3-year study of students registered with disability services at an Australian, regional university between 2008 and 2010. The concept of self-management, in its various dimensions, was a key theme emerging from the study. We argue that participants in our study employ 'layers of self-management' in the pursuit of success in their studies at university. The first layer is a 'negotiation of self ' in which students manage their sense of self-efficacy and their identity as students, and as individuals in a social setting. The second layer is their 'management of self,' which involves the way they appear to others, as well as the impact of impairments, work, and families. The third and final layer is their 'management of others,' which involves managing the perceptions of others, as well as interacting with others as part of managing institutional processes and procedures. As part of our analysis, we examine the relationship of these layers of self-management with concepts such as Lifelong Learning, which enable us to position participants on a traits and capacity continuum with other student groups.

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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Management and Enterprise (1 Jul 2013 - 17 Jan 2021)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Management and Enterprise (1 Jul 2013 - 17 Jan 2021)
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2015 06:38
Last Modified: 02 May 2018 02:07
Uncontrolled Keywords: disability; higher education; impairment; self-management; students; higher education research
Fields of Research (2008): 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170112 Sensory Processes, Perception and Performance
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130309 Learning Sciences
Fields of Research (2020): 52 PSYCHOLOGY > 5204 Cognitive and computational psychology > 520406 Sensory processes, perception and performance
39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390303 Higher education
39 EDUCATION > 3904 Specialist studies in education > 390409 Learning sciences
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930103 Learner Development
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/18334105.2014.11082023
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/26667

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