ERIC Number: ED198154
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Reference Count: 0
How Attitudes are Measured: A Review of Investigations of Professional, Peer, and Parent Attitudes Toward the Handicapped.
Horne, Marcia D.
An examination of attitudinal investigations which will be helpful and practical for both researchers and practitioners interested in attitudinal research dealing with handicapped students is provided. The measurement techniques which have been used to study professional, peer and parent attitudes are the primary focus of address with fairly brief attention being given to the findings. Sections outline the following methods used in data collection: (1) attitude scales including Likert-type, equal-appearing interval, and Guttman; (2) rank-order scales and items including picture ranking procedures; (3) Q-sorts; (4) paired comparisons; (5) semantic differential technique; (6) adjective checklists; (7) sociometric procedures; (8) interviews; (9) observations of behavior; (10) projective methods; (11) some special techniques and measures including physiological reactions and the "Bogus Pipeline," and mainstreaming questionnaires; and (12) some commonly used instruments including Attitude Toward Blindness Scale, Attitude Toward Disabled Persons Scale, Attitude Toward Handicapped Individuals Scale, Mental Retardation Attitude Inventory, Minnesota Teacher Attitude Inventory Revised, Parental Attitude Research Instrument, Rucker-Gable Educational Programming Scale, and Workshop Evaluation Inventory. (RL)
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Measurement Techniques, Parent Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
ERIC Clearinghouse on Tests, Measurement, and Evaluation, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ 08541 ($5.50).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Tests, Measurement, and Evaluation, Princeton, NJ.