Wave 1 – Report 2020


Self-determination refers to the ability to act to achieve goals you have set and want. Research with populations of children with disabilities has shown that there is an established relationship between enhanced self-determination and in-school academic and post-school employment and education outcomes.

Self-determination scores for the READY Wave 1a sample are slightly lower than comparable general population scores. There were no statistically significant differences by age, ethnicity or with/without additional needs

Higher scores in all three domains of self-determination (volitional action, action-control beliefs and agentic action) and in the overall score were strongly related to higher confidence in future employment chances. Links between self-determination scores and educational attainment will be investigated with the larger group and when all of the sample have taken some examinations.


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