ERIC Number: ED116407
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of Attitude Acceptance and Social Adjustment.
Lazar, Alfred L.; And Others
A study involving 60 university students in teacher training investigated the difference between individuals with high and low attitude acceptance toward the handicapped in relation to social adjustment. Ss were administered the Is of Identity test (IOI) to obtain measures of social-personal adjustment and the Attitude Toward Handicapped Individuals scale (ATHI). Although findings showed that there was significant difference between high and low scoring ATHI groups in social adjustment, both high and low ATHI groups scored high on the IOI. Evidence suggested that the notion of maladjustment for rejecting Ss (low ATHI scorers) could not be sustained, and further research should use both handicapped and nonhandicapped samples and should consider different criteria for measuring adjustment. (SB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California State Univ., Long Beach.