ERIC Number: ED125236
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Relationship Between Attitudes Toward the Handicapped and Nonverbal Behavior with Educators of Special Needs Students: An Exploratory Study.
Stodden, Robert A.; And Others
Examined were the relationships between attitudes toward the handicapped and nonverbal behavior of 60 special education teachers involved in inservice or preservice coursework. Ss were administered the Attitudes Toward Handicapped Individuals (ATHI) Scale and the Nonverbal Behavior Characteristics Scale (NBCS). Analysis of the data indicated a significant correlation between attitudes toward the handicapped (as measured by ATHI) and self reported nonverbal behavior (as measured by NBCS). Correlations between the two instruments for subgrouping revealed that female Ss, Ss aged 26-35 years, and Ss scoring high on the ATHI produced the highest coefficients concerning scores on the two scales. (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)