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Attitudes of different professional orientation subjects to persons with physical disabilities

Pedisić, Anita
Attitudes of different professional orientation subjects to persons with physical disabilities // Psychology at the turn of the millenium
Pečuh: Janus Pannonius University, 1999. str. 82-83 (poster, međunarodna recenzija, sažetak, znanstveni)

Attitudes of different professional orientation subjects to persons with physical disabilities

Pedisić, Anita

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Sažeci sa skupova, sažetak, znanstveni

Psychology at the turn of the millenium / - Pečuh : Janus Pannonius University, 1999, 82-83

5th Alps-Adria Conference

Mjesto i datum
Pečuh, Mađarska, 09. - 11. 09. 1999

Vrsta sudjelovanja

Vrsta recenzije
Međunarodna recenzija

Ključne riječi
Professional orientation; persons with physical disabilities

A number of studies showed differences between attitudes of pers with different professional orientations towards physically disa> people. It has been shown that persons who are educated for worl the area of care taking of physically disabled persons have m~ positive attitudes towards them then other people. It seems that during professional training a positive attitude towai disabled persons is reinforced by the education and contacts w~ such persons. The aim of this study was to compare attitudes toward disablc people of defectology and business school students, with assumption that defectology students are trained in care taking < persons with physical disability. Therefore, it may be expected th~ their attitudes would be rnore positive towards such persons tha business school students. The investigation included 224 subjects, 109 were defectolog~ students and 115 were business school students. The two group~ were well balanced regarding age and gendr of subjects. For the purpose of the study an attitude scale was made using most o1 the items from other attitude scales. After the item analysis, facto~ analysis yielded three different factors, two of which were interpreted as cognitive and one as affeetive attitude factor. The scale was administered to the two groups of subjects within one week. As might have been expected, results showed a difference in attitude~ towards people with physical disabilities between the two groups o1 subjects. Defectology students had more positive attitudes, which were seen on both cognitive and affective aspects. The results also showed thal defectology students had an easier and more relaxed communication with disabled persons, and that physical appearance was not as important to them as to the business school students. Regression analysis shawed similar configuration of attitude predictors in both groups, where "positive contacts" with disabled persons was important predictor of affective attitude component (but not cognitive) in both groups. "Easier and more relaxed cammunication" with physically disabled persons is also important variable in an affeetive sense as well as in the assessment of disabled people personality. A prominent difference between the two groups was found in the variable "fear of negative evaluation" in communication with disabled people, which was more pronounced in business school students

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Anita Pedisić, (228345)