ERIC Number: ED125235
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Prediction of Teacher's Attitudes Toward Handicapped Individuals.
Sigler, Gary R.; Lazar, Alfred L.
Investigated was the effect of age, sex, experience, locus of control, self image, and grade level taught on the attitudes of 139 regular and special class teachers toward handicapped individuals. Ss completed the Attitude Toward Handicapped Individuals (ATHI) Scale, an abbreviated 11-item Rotter Internal-External Locus of Control Scale, and the Self-Esteem Scale. Twenty-two predictor variables were identified and regressed against scores from the ATHI. Results demonstrated that the variables were not individually, in combination, or collectively predictive of the teachers' attitudes toward handicapped individuals. Findings were in general agreement with previous research in the field. (CL)
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. Dept. of Educational Psychology.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention, The Council for Exceptional Children (54th, Chicago, Illinois, April 4-9, 1976)