Attitudes of Graduate and Undergraduate Students Toward People with Disabilities

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/194291
Title:
Attitudes of Graduate and Undergraduate Students Toward People with Disabilities
Author:
Paul, Heidi
Issue Date:
2006
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This study was done for the purpose of determining if the amount of contact and type of contact someone has with a person with a disability effects attitudes toward people with disabilities. The MIDS (Modified Issues in Disability Scale) was administered to one-hundred and seventy graduate and undergraduate students to determine current attitudes toward people with disabilities. In addition, these students were asked to answer demographic questions along with questions regarding the amount and type of contact they have had with a person with a disability. A two-way ANOVA was administered to determine if there was a relationship between the amount of contact and type of contact and attitude scores. Significance was found for both the time spent and the type of contact. More positive attitudes were found in work relationships and spending a moderate amount of time with a person with a disability. Less positive attitudes were found when no time was spent and there was no relationship with a person with a disability
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
Special Education & Rehabilitation
Degree Name:
PhD
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Special Education & Rehabilitation; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
McAllan, Les
Committee Chair:
McAllan, Les

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoENen_US
dc.titleAttitudes of Graduate and Undergraduate Students Toward People with Disabilitiesen_US
dc.creatorPaul, Heidien_US
dc.contributor.authorPaul, Heidien_US
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study was done for the purpose of determining if the amount of contact and type of contact someone has with a person with a disability effects attitudes toward people with disabilities. The MIDS (Modified Issues in Disability Scale) was administered to one-hundred and seventy graduate and undergraduate students to determine current attitudes toward people with disabilities. In addition, these students were asked to answer demographic questions along with questions regarding the amount and type of contact they have had with a person with a disability. A two-way ANOVA was administered to determine if there was a relationship between the amount of contact and type of contact and attitude scores. Significance was found for both the time spent and the type of contact. More positive attitudes were found in work relationships and spending a moderate amount of time with a person with a disability. Less positive attitudes were found when no time was spent and there was no relationship with a person with a disabilityen_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
dc.subjectSpecial Education & Rehabilitationen_US
thesis.degree.namePhDen_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineSpecial Education & Rehabilitationen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorMcAllan, Lesen_US
dc.contributor.chairMcAllan, Lesen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSales, Amosen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMoore, Susanen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberErin, Janeen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1534en_US
dc.identifier.oclc137356388en_US
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