Support for the basic psychological needs and satisfaction with health and quality of life in college students with disabilities

Amber O’Shea, Kyesha Isadore, Angélica Galván

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Abstract

Objective: The purpose of the current study was to examine the relationship between the level of perceived support for the basic psychological needs of autonomy, competence, and relatedness and satisfaction with health and quality of life among undergraduate college students with disabilities. Method: 286 postsecondary students with disabilities were surveyed in the spring of 2019. Cross-sectional data was analyzed to assess the relationship between students’ perceived support for their basic psychological needs and their satisfaction with health and quality of life. Results: Results of the analyses revealed that perceived support for the basic psychological needs of autonomy, competence, and relatedness statistically significantly predicted satisfaction with health and quality of life. Conclusions: The results of this study provide key insights into the nature of the relationship between support for malleable psychosocial factors within the college context and student satisfaction with their health and quality of life in the college context.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of American College Health
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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