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ERIC Number: EJ758124
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0034-3552
Living on the Line: Mexican and Mexican American Attitudes toward Disability
Graf, Noreen M.; Blankenship, Charlene J.; Sanchez, Gabriel; Carlson, Ralph
Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, v50 n3 p153-165 Spr 2007
This study examined attitudes toward people with disabilities (PWD) among Mexicans and Mexican Americans at the U.S.-Mexico border. Participants (N = 160) were surveyed using the "Questions About Disability Survey" (QADS). A factor analysis identified five factors that accounted for 49% of the variance: Maleficent God; Social Issues-Outer Circle; Expectations; Beneficent God; and Social Issues-Inner Circle. An examination of the expectation and social factors indicated significant nationality, gender, and age-group differences on responses regarding PWD being hidden from others; discomfort around, avoidance of, and ignoring PWD; excusing bad behaviors, bad temper, and hurtful actions of PWD; embarrassment of a family member with a disability; treating PWD kindly; medicine as the best cure; viewing PWD as bitter; and chance of success and future for PWD.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Mexico