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The Analysis on Relationships between Internal and External Factors of Elementary School Students’ Perception toward Students with Disabilities

  • Journal of Special Education: Theory and Practice
  • Abbr : JSPED
  • 2015, 16(1), pp.25-50
  • Publisher : Research Institute of the Korea Special Education
  • Research Area : Social Science > Education

Choi, Sung Kyu 1 Kim, Jung-Gyu 2 구명성 1

1대구대학교
2울산 메아리학교

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study was to illustrate the relationships between internal and external factors of elementary school students' perception toward students with disabilities. The 554 students who were in the 4th, 5th, and 6th grades of elementary school participated for this study. The questionnaire was divided into two parts, 14 questions with internal factors and 35 questions with external factors for this study. The validity and reliability of the questions were verified, and t/F test, correlation, and regression analysis were utilized for this study. The results of this study were that (a) the variables to influence the elementary students' internal factors were the experiences to participate understanding education to students with disabilities and place of residence; (b) Sex, grade, the experiences to participate understanding education to students with disabilities, and place of residence were effective variables to positive perception related with external factors; and (c) the internal factor and external factor were interacted together to be influenced for elementary students' perception toward students with disabilities. Especially this study emphasized the teachers' teaching behavior for students with disabilities was the most important variable which means the elementary students can keep positive perception to students with disabilities.

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