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Factors that Influence Attitudes of University Students Toward Individuals with Exceptionalities
Teaching And Learning Enhancement (TALE) Training Seminar (2009)
  • Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka-Nigeria
  • Dr. Deborah Stryker, et al
Abstract

This study investigated the attitudes of 774 university students toward individuals with disabilities at the beginning of an introductory course: Introduction to Individuals with Exceptionalities, at a northeastern state university. Descriptive statistics and correlations related to demographic and experiential factors as they relate to the Sentiments, Attitudes and Concerns about Inclusive Education scale (Loreman, Earle, Sharma, & Forlin, 2007) revealed that special education majors as well as students with more and frequent experience with individuals with disabilities had a more positive attitude about students with disabilities. Significant correlations between previous experiences with individuals with disabilities and positive views toward inclusion indicated the value of early interactions.

Publication Date
Winter 2009
Comments
This research was supported in part by a grant from the Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Individual and Collaborative Research Grant. Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Deborah S. Stryker, Department of Exceptionality Programs, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Bloomsburg, PA 17815. Email: dstryker@bloomu.edu
Citation Information
Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor and Dr. Deborah Stryker. "Factors that Influence Attitudes of University Students Toward Individuals with Exceptionalities" Teaching And Learning Enhancement (TALE) Training Seminar (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/drwilliams_obiozor/21/