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A Study of Primary Factors and Attitude toward Disability of Middle & High School Students

  • Journal of Special Education: Theory and Practice
  • Abbr : JSPED
  • 2006, 7(4), pp.385-403
  • Publisher : Research Institute of the Korea Special Education
  • Research Area : Social Science > Education

Lee Won Ryeong 1

1위덕대학교

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study was to figure out how middle and high school students think about disability according to sex, grade, inclusion education, experience of watching movies or reading books about disabilities, and volunteer activities. Through its results, we tried to find the primary factors that influenced to attitude toward disability of students. In the survey, 334 middle school and 289 high school students were participated. The questionnaire was constituted with questions of 10 positive attitude, 24 negative attitude, and 14 neutral attitude.The results of this study were as follows : First, there were differences in positive and negative attitude toward disability according to sex and volunteer activities.Second, there was difference in neutral attitude according to inclusion education.Third, there were differences in positive and negative attitude toward disability according to grade. Specially there was a big difference between high school first grade and middle school first & second grade.Fourth, there was no difference in attitude toward disability according to experience of watching movies or reading books about disabilities.

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