Johnson, P. M., Newman, L. A., Cawthon, S. W., & Javitz, H. (2022). Parent expectations, deaf youth expectations, and transition goals as predictors of postsecondary education enrollment. Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 45(3), 131-142. https://doi.org/10.1177/21651434211067425
This study used the National Longitudinal Transition Study–2 (NLTS2) data set to determine the effects of expectations and transition planning goals on the postsecondary education enrollment of deaf youth. Propensity scoring modeling results indicated that high expectations held by deaf youth and their parents significantly predicted postsecondary education attendance at 2- and 4-year colleges, and career and technical education (CTE) schools. College enrollment as a transition planning goal for deaf youth also significantly predicted enrollment in all three types of postsecondary education institutions. Postsecondary CTE school attendance as a transition plan goal for deaf youth did not make a difference in enrollment outcomes for CTE and 2-year college, and it significantly reduced their odds of attending 4-year college. Implications regarding expectations and transition plan goals are discussed.