Comparative Study

| Published: June 25, 2015

Coping Strategies Used By Students with Disabilities in Managing Social and Higher Educational Experiences

Dr. Nageswara Rao Ambati

Assistant Professor of Sociology, Gujarat National Law University, Attalika Avenue, Knowledge Corridor, Koba, Gandhinagar, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.065/20150203

DOI: 10.25215/0203.065


This study attempts to understand social and educational experiences of students with disabilities in institutions of higher education and is exploratory in nature. To understand the educational experiences of these students, it is not enough to know only the availability of services and resources. It is also necessary to understand the students personally, and the circumstances in which they live. To answer the research questions posed in this study, the researcher has used mixed methods and three universities were selected through purposive sampling in so as to gain maximum diverse variation. For this study, in-depth interviews were conducted with hundred students with disabilities in selected universities in Andhra Pradesh, India. In this study, quantitative and qualitative data analyses were used and in most cases quotes of real text for each theme were maintained and used extensively. The findings of the study show the students were very categorical about their special needs in order to achieve their goals. A greater understanding has been gained regarding coping strategies adopted by them to manage their higher education needs. Based on findings of the study the researcher has brought out the factors which influence the creation of an inclusive environment in institutions of higher education.

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ISSN 2349-3429



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Published in   Volume 02, Issue 3, April-June, 2015