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ERIC Number: EJ1063682
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr-23
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: EISSN-1990-3839
Individuals with Mental Retardation from the Perspective of Turkish People
Güner Yildiz, Nevin
Educational Research and Reviews, v10 n8 p1219-1226 Apr 2015
This descriptive study examined the attitude of Turkish people towards the mentally retarded. The working group was composed of 329 male and female staff in various places of employment in Eskisehir provincial center, 87 non-working women living in Eskisehir provincial center and 49 non-working women living in Mugla provincial center. Research data were collected with the help of a survey which was developed by the researcher; it is composed of demographic questions and questions that aimed to identify attitudes towards the mentally retarded. During the development of survey questions, it was intended to present the extent of accurate beliefs held by Turkish people about the mentally retarded and their perceptions towards them. Results show that lack of knowledge and negative perceptions about retarded individuals that can be traced back to the historical process related to disability concept are still in effect today for the Turkish society.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey