ERIC Number: ED236826
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Attitudes towards Persons with Disabilities, Following I.Y.D.P. (1981). With Suggestions for Promoting Positive Changes.
Reported attitudes of the public towards disabilities and disabled persons in Pakistan were studied. Responses to interviews and questionnaires completed by 286 men, women, and school children were analyzed to investigate awareness of the 1981 International Year of Disabled Persons, recall of media items on disability, and acquaintance or relationship with disabled persons. The survey examined public attitudes and the level of agreement between respondents' own opinions and their report of public opinion, and studied views on various rehabilitative measures and efforts toward the integration of disabled persons in society. Divergence of opinion between respondents from urban and rural areas and between males and females was noted. Literature and opinions on public attitudes and possible intervention were reviewed from Pakistan and 30 other countries, suggesting progressive development from negative attitudes to acceptance. The role of the media in educating the public and creating a favorable climate toward rehabilitation and integration was noted. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mission Hospital, Peshawar (Pakistan). Mental Health Centre.
Note: The study was conducted for the National Council of Social Welfare (Pakistan). Parts of the document have light, broken print.