Personal self-determination and moderating variables that impact efforts to promote self-determination

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Exceptionality, ISSN: 0936-2835, Vol: 19, Issue: 1, Page: 19-30

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Michael L. Wehmeyer ; Brian H. Abery ; Dalun Zhang ; Karen Ward ; Derrick Willis ; Waheeda Amin Hossain ; Fabricio Balcazar ; Allison Ball ; Ansley Bacon ; Carl Calkins ; Tamar Heller ; Tawara Goode ; Robette Dias ; George S. Jesien ; Tom McVeigh ; Margaret A. Nygren ; Susan B. Palmer ; Hill M. Walker Show More Hide
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The purpose of this second article in the special topic issue from the National Training Initiative on Self-Determination is to provide detail with regard to how we understand the self-determination construct and to discuss moderator variables and how such variables impact the design and implementation of interventions to promote self-determination. Moderator variables are baseline factors that define subgroups with greater versus lesser intervention response. That is, they are factors that need to be taken into account, a priori, when designing interventions so that the intervention might address unique needs or characteristics of the people for whom the intervention is intended. © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.