Original Publication Date: February, 2017
Focus: Cross Cutting

CDPP’s focus is on improving not just the number of people with disabilities participating, but also the quality of participation.  It is important that we have a clear conceptualization of what is meant by a ‘quality’ participation experience. CDPP team members recently published a literature review, culminating in the recommendation that “the individual’s subjective perceptions of autonomy, belongingness, challenge, engagement, mastery and meaning associated with participating be incorporated into conceptualizations and operationalizations of the participation construct.”  These six criteria will be important outcomes to be assessed in future CDPP projects.  

 
The final accepted version of the paper is below.