ERIC Number: EJ694620
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jun
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Rehabilitation Counseling Students' Attitudes Toward People with Disabilities in Three Social Contexts: A Conjoint Analysis
Wong, D. W.; Chan, F.; DaSilva, Cardoso E.; Lam, C. S.; Miller, S. M.
Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, v47 n4 p194-204 Jun 2004
This article examined factors influencing rehabilitation counseling students' attitudes toward people with disabilities in three social contexts, using a conjoint analysis design. A total of 98 graduate students participated in this study. A conjoint measurement of 38 cards (representing people with varying disability type, gender, ethnicity, age, education, and employment status) was used. The authors found that (a) disability-related factors were heavily involved in the preference-making process, (b) attitude or preference formation was also significantly affected by other client characteristics unrelated to disability, and (c) factors influencing attitude/preference formation were similar across the three social contexts. Conjoint analysis could increase our ability to understand factors contributing to the formation of attitudes/preferences in multiple social contexts.
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Client Characteristics, Rehabilitation Counseling, Graduate Students, Client Characteristics, Disabilities, Counselor Attitudes, Higher Education, Context Effect
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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