Education Doctorate

Year Approved


First Advisor

Lindstrom, Michael


Once students graduate from high school and enter postsecondary education the academic support services change. This study uses a qualitative methodology to investigate the perceptions of students’ with specific learning disabilities (SLD), particularly the students’ perceptions of student motivation, success, and psychosocial factors such as self-efficacy, self-advocacy, and the stigmas related to having an SLD in an effort to identify the factors that impact success in college students who have specific learning disabilities. The researcher will interview students with a SLD regarding the length of time their disability has been identified, the accommodations previously accessed in the secondary educational setting compared to current college accommodations, student motivation, success, current student support systems skills, other psychosocial factors, and any barriers that students may perceive they face.

Degree Name

Education Doctorate

Document Type

Doctoral dissertation