ERIC Number: ED136467
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Attitudes of Handicapped and Non-Handicapped University Students on Three Attitude Scales.
Lazar, Alfred L.; And Others
The attitudes of 26 physically handicapped and 26 nonhandicapped university students were compared in terms of social adjustment, instructional goals desired, and acceptance/rejection of handicap. Ss were administered three instruments: the Is of Identity, a measure of social adjustment; the Preferred Student Characteristic Scale, an evaluation of affective and cognitive attitudes toward instructional goals; and the Attitude Toward Handicapped Individuals, a scale of attitudes of acceptance or rejection. Results indicated that the two groups did not differ in their social adjustment or in their attitude towards the concept of "handicapped". The handicapped students were found to be more cognitive directed and the nonhandicapped, more affective directed. (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 Conference of the California Educational Research Association (55th, Burlingame, California, November 18-19, 1976)