ERIC Number: ED283309
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Attitudes of University Students Toward Persons with Specific Handicaps.
Morris, Joseph R.; And Others
The paper reports the results of a study which assessed the attitudes of 220 University of Minnesota (Duluth) undergraduates toward handicapped persons in a situational context. The Situational Attitude Scale--Handicapped (Modified) which assesses attitudes toward persons who are blind, wheelchair-bound, deaf, emotionally disturbed, or not handicapped was administered to subjects (94% of whom reported having had handicapped students in their classes). Generally, more negative attitudes were expressed toward emotionally disturbed individuals than toward physically handicapped individuals in close personal situations. More positive attitudes were expressed toward persons who had no handicap or were deaf. No significant differences were associated with a participant's age, sex, or experience with mainstreamed handicapped students in their classes. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: For related documents, see EC 192 737-739.