ERIC Number: ED477670
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Mar
Teachers' Attitudes toward Children with Serious Emotional Disturbance.
Minor, Scott W.; Acheson, Shawn; Kane, Harrison; Calahan, Erin; Leverentz, Kristen; Pasden, Amy; Wegener, Melanie
This paper presents data on a new measure of attitudes toward children with severe emotional disturbance (SED) and reports on the measure's use to examine teachers' attitudes toward children with SED. Elementary or high school teachers (n=103) in western North Carolina completed the Attitudes towards Children with Serious Emotional Disturbance Scale. To test the validity of the scale, both exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses were employed. Modification of the original scale and confirmatory factor analysis resulted in four factors: (1) ecology; (2) family; (3) parental involvement; and (4) total score. Future research is planned to add additional items to the scale and to assess larger groups of teachers, parents, and mental health workers. (DB)
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances, Factor Analysis, Psychometrics, Rating Scales, Severe Disabilities, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship, Test Validity
For full text: http://rtckids.fmhi.usf.edu/conference_proceedings.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: University of South Florida, Tampa. Research and Training Center for Children's Mental Health.
Note: In: Annual Conference Proceedings--A System of Care for Children's Mental Health: Expanding the Research Base (15th, Tampa, FL, March 3-6, 2002). Chapter 3: Education. pp221-224.