ERIC Number: EJ930515
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
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Counselors', Rehabilitation Providers', and Teachers' Perceptions of Mental and Physical Disabilities
Thomas, Chippewa M.; Curtis, Rebecca S.; Shippen, Margaret E.
Journal of Counseling & Development, v89 n2 p182-189 Spr 2011
The diversity perceptions of human service professionals may be critical indicators of effective service provision. Specifically, this study explored the disability perceptions of counselors, rehabilitation providers, and teachers (N = 172) enrolled in a large, southeastern university. A 76% response rate was achieved in the study, indicating clear differences by human service providers' preparation area and perceptions of disability type. Implications for preparation and future research are discussed.
Descriptors: Human Services, Physical Disabilities, Mental Retardation, Counselors, Allied Health Personnel, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Rehabilitation, Teacher Attitudes, College Faculty, Attitude Measures
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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