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dc.contributor.authorCage, Eilidhen_UK
dc.contributor.authorHowes, Jacken_UK
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T00:02:55Z-
dc.date.available2020-04-01T00:02:55Z-
dc.date.issued2020-10en_UK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/30913-
dc.description.abstractAutistic people are at high risk of dropping out of university, but little research has examined this issue. Fourteen participants participated in semi-structured interviews examining their experiences at university and the reasons they had dropped out. Thematic analysis identified patterns in participants’ responses. Themes were categorised as systemic issues, challenges within university or life after dropping out. Systemic issues centred around accessing diagnosis, autism understanding, mental health and outsider status. Challenges at university included culture shock, becoming disengaged, lack of proactive support and perceived inevitability of dropping out. Finally, life after dropping out was characterised by processing of trauma and shame, and realisation of doing ‘what’s right for you’. Together, these themes suggest that many improvements could be made at universities, such as more proactive support, and creating more accessible environments. Societal-level change is also needed to improve educational opportunities for autistic people.en_UK
dc.language.isoenen_UK
dc.publisherSAGE Publicationsen_UK
dc.relationCage E & Howes J (2020) Dropping out and moving on: A qualitative study of autistic people's experiences of university. Autism, 24 (7), pp. 1664-1675. https://doi.org/10.1177/1362361320918750en_UK
dc.rightsCage E & Howes J, Dropping out and moving on: A qualitative study of autistic people's experiences of university, Autism, 24 (7), pp. 1664-1675. Copyright © The Authors 2020. Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/1362361320918750en_UK
dc.rights.urihttps://storre.stir.ac.uk/STORREEndUserLicence.pdfen_UK
dc.subjectHigher Educationen_UK
dc.subjectNon-completionen_UK
dc.subjectDropouten_UK
dc.subjectAutistic adultsen_UK
dc.titleDropping out and moving on: A qualitative study of autistic people's experiences of universityen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1362361320918750en_UK
dc.citation.jtitleAutismen_UK
dc.citation.issn1461-7005en_UK
dc.citation.issn1362-3613en_UK
dc.citation.volume24en_UK
dc.citation.issue7en_UK
dc.citation.spage1664en_UK
dc.citation.epage1675en_UK
dc.citation.publicationstatusPublisheden_UK
dc.citation.peerreviewedRefereeden_UK
dc.type.statusAM - Accepted Manuscripten_UK
dc.contributor.funderUniversity of Londonen_UK
dc.author.emaileilidh.cage@stir.ac.uken_UK
dc.citation.date31/05/2020en_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationPsychologyen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationRoyal Holloway University of Londonen_UK
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000537156800001en_UK
dc.identifier.scopusid2-s2.0-85085681082en_UK
dc.identifier.wtid1583138en_UK
dc.contributor.orcid0000-0001-6281-1632en_UK
dc.date.accepted2020-03-06en_UK
dc.date.filedepositdate2020-03-11en_UK
dc.subject.tagAccess to Higher Educationen_UK
dc.subject.tagMental Healthen_UK
dc.subject.tagParticipation in Higher Educationen_UK
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