ERIC Number: ED101230
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Reference Count: 0
A Decade of Change in Employer Attitudes Toward Epilepsy.
Hartlage, Lawrence C.
The attitudes of parents and peers toward handicaps, particularly epilepsy, play an important part in determining how debilitating the handicap may actually be. This project compared attitudes of employers toward epilepsy in the early 1960's with their attitudes in the current decade. As a control for possible generalized shifts in employer attitudes toward worker's with any type of handicap, employer attitudes toward workers with two other types of potentially handicapping conditions were also measured. There was a marked improvement in employer attitudes toward workers with epilepsy between 1962 and 1972 with statistically significant improvement in overall attitudes, and in views of epileptic workers' need for supervision and ability to adjust to changing work situations. Employer attitudes toward workers with emotional disturbances or with a history of juvenile delinquency did show slight improvement, but it was not significant. (Author/PC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the American Psychological Association Convention (82nd, New Orleans, Louisiana, August 1974)