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ERIC Number: EJ1174376
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1927-5250
The Determinants of Occupational Therapy Students' Attitudes: Mindfulness and Well-Being
Akyurek, Gokcen; Kars, Sinem; Bumin, Gonca
Journal of Education and Learning, v7 n3 p242-250 2018
There are 12.5 million people with disabilities in Turkey according to the research conducted in recent years. It is an unquestionable fact that attitudes and behaviors towards people with disabilities. Their lives and harmony with the society describe social interactions. The awareness and attitudes of health professionals towards people with disabilities may affect the quality of service for people with disabilities. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of occupational therapy student's mindfulness and the well-being on the attitude towards people with disabilities. The study was conducted with 134 students at the Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Occupational Therapy. The Attitudes Towards Disabled People Scale, Mindful Attention Awareness Scale, Adolescent Subjective Well Being Scale were the used scales. According to the regression analysis, the student's mindfulness and well-being affected their attitudes towards people with disabilities. Mindfulness was related with positive emotions and life satisfaction according to sub-scale of Adolescent Subjective Well Being Scale while attitude was related with satisfaction in relationships with precious people of Adolescent Subjective Well Being Scale (p<0.05). As a result, it was found that the occupational therapy students at different classes have positive attitudes towards people with disabilities. Increasing consciousness mindfulness and the well-being is important for reducing negative attitudes and behaviors. Therefore, the relationship between mindful attention, well-being and attitudes towards disabilities need to be examined with details in the non-health profession's departments. Those results are compared with the health professionals' results.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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