ERIC Number: ED053501
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Sex Differences in the Distribution of Attitudes Toward Handicapped Individuals on the Part of Selected College Subjects.
Lazar, Alfred L.; And Others
The purpose of the study was to examine the distribution of attitude responses among college students on the Attitude Toward Disabled Persons Scale (ATDP) and to compare the responses of male students to females within each of three classes of responses on the preferred Student Characteristic Scale (PSCS): affective, affective-cognitive, and cognitive. One hundred students of each sex (attrition eliminated 11) were administered both scales, and a significant difference favoring females was found. There was no significant degree of difference among the three PSCS subgroups. Support was found for the view that separate norms on the ATDP are needed for males and females in order to accurately understand the raw score profiles of specific subjects within a given area such as teachers versus nurses. (RJ)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Coll., Long Beach.
Identifiers: Attitudes Toward Disabled Persons Scale
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the California Education Research Association (49th, San Diego, California, April 29, 1971)