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| Published: September 25, 2017

Attitudes toward Persons with Disabilities: A Relationship of Age, Gender, and Education of Students

Ajay Kumar Maurya

Clinical Psychologist, District Hospital, Damoh, M.P., India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Ashok Parasar

Clinical Psychologist, District hospital, Jhansi, U.P., India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.112/20170404

DOI: 10.25215/0404.112

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The study was conducted to see the relationship between students’ attitude towards disability with reference to age, gender and education. The main aim of this study was to assess whether older students has positive attitude than younger; whether boys and girls have different attitude towards disability and whether the there is any impact of education on attitude toward disability? Method: Data was collected from general population through random sampling technique from six different schools. Participants were selected from the four classes (9, 10 11, and 12) with equal number of Boys and girls. To assess the Attitude towards disability, the Harold E. Yuker J. R. BlockJanet H. Youinng 6 point scale with 20 items scale was administered. Results: In this study positive correlation was found between ATDP & Age, ATDP & Education, and Negative correlation between ATDP and Gender was found. Conclusions: Participant’s Age and Education have positive relationship with their attitudes towards disability; negative relationships was found between gender and attitude towards disability.

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Ajay Kumar Maurya @ mr.ashokparasar@gmail.com

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.112/20170404

10.25215/0404.112

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Published in   Volume 04, Issue 4, July-September, 2017