Abstract

Effective transition planning should address common stressors for college students with

Asperger Syndrome (AS), such as social relationships and activities, academics and

independence (Glennon 2001 ). Personality assessment can be used to identify and integrate student's personality strengths in academic and/or career transition planning. The research objective was to identify common individual differences in students with AS that may contribute to the difficulty of transitioning to postsecondary education. Five primary factors and two global factors showed statistically significant differences between the two groups. These results suggest their personality style may hinder socialization, communication, and self-advocacy skills. Implications are geared towards school-based professional who can utilize strategies to help mediate deleterious effects and enhance strengths associated with particular personality factors.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Asperger's syndrome in adolescence; Personality assessment; College students--Psychology; School-to-work transition--Psychological aspects

Publication Date

5-9-2011

Document Type

Thesis

Student Type

Graduate

Degree Name

School Psychology (MS)

Department, Program, or Center

Psychology (CLA)

Advisor

None provided

Comments

Physical copy available from RIT's Wallace Library at RJ506.A9 O46 2011

Campus

RIT – Main Campus

Plan Codes

SCPSYC-MS

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