Attitude Scores on SD Disability Concepts with ATDP. Scores when .. New York , the Attitudes Toward Disabled Persons Scale (ATDP) was developed for the. Items 12 – 17 Multidimensional Attitudes Scale Toward Persons with Disabilities Disabled Persons Scale (ATDP) (Yuker, Block, & Younng, ), has been. Measuring attitudes toward the physically disabled: testing the ‘Attitude Towards Disabled Persons’ scale (A.T.D.P. Form O) on social work and non-social work.

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The profound changes in society will radically transform the profession of nursing and the roles nurses play in the profession. Most were used in only one or two studies, but a few have survived. Such items in the scale were extremely helpful in recognizing the different attitudes people show toward individuals with disabilities.

Unpublished manuscript, Dawson College, Montreal. Most previous scales had measured attitudes toward persons with specific disabilities such as blindness or heart disease, whereas the ATDP was designed to measure attitudes toward disabled persons in general rather than toward persons with specific types of disabilities. Attitudes of young gifted boys and girls toward handicapped individuals.

A comparative survey of New Jersey’s area vocational school programs for scake handicapped.

Attitudes of teachers and administrators toward the handicapped in Malaysia and implications for teacher training and program development. A cross sectional studies of baccalaureate nursing and non nursing students in the Netherlands were recruited to join this research and complete the ATDP forms A and the SADP [ 46 ] Nursing students scored more positive in attitude toward disability than non-nursing counterparts in school.

On the other hand, adding or deleting items and making major changes in wording or in the response categories represent significant changes that necessitate obtaining new reliability and validity data. There are also questions concerning the nature of the relationship between ATDP scores and disability variables.


Persons doing research on samples of disabled people can compare their results to appropriate data reported in the appendix. Attitudes serve as a fundamental function in human behavior subjectively assisting one to organize and interpret the environment.

Experimenter effects on attitudes toward disability.

Evaluating the difference in attitude between students and illiterates towards disabled people

Convergent and discriminant validation by the mult itrait-mult imethod matrix. A physical disability is a handicap “only when the defect causes a restriction of activity or arouses a psychological prejudice p. Although 31 variables have been investigated, most of them were used in fewer than 5 studies. Disabled individuals report dissatisfaction with healthcare providers, specifically nurses and their systems of education [ 8 ]. It contained data obtained from over 80 studies that had used the ATDP.

Nursing educators need to csale this concept and redesign nursing curriculum so it is congruent with the current needs of society. In the early s two alternate forms of the scale were developed and all three forms were described in The Measurement of Attitudes Toward Disabled Persons by Yuker, Block, and Younng Effects of attitude and situation on emotional responses of non-disabled college students toward their disabled peers.

Research with the Attitudes Towards Disabled Persons Scales (ATDP), 1960-1985

The content of these courses must be designed to develop the skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed for nurses in clinical care for children with disabilities. The preponderance of published research addresses adult disabilities. The site for this study is one of the few schools of nursing in the United States that include disability data in curriculum for both adults and children in an undergraduate program. In discussing six principles dealing with the relationship between disability and psychological adjustment, Shontz stated that there is no simple relationship between the properties of the physical disability and the way the person with the disability reacts.


Q. I need a copy of the Yuker Attitudes towards Disabled Persons Scale (ATPD).

Graduate nurses had significantly more positive attitude scores than second year students or practicing atep. Participant demographic data were displayed with descriptive statistics. It is almost impossible for a disabled person to lead a normal life.

The Taiwanese students responded differently from the American, Australian, and British students. Dissertation Abstracts Internat ional39A. A t test showed no statistical mean difference after the clinical rotation t 0.

This led him to conclude “the structure of attitudes toward a variety of disability conditions is organized primarily by attitudinal dimension rather than by type of condition”p. A total sample of participants was selected randomly from different departments of the University of Swat and general public from the streets of the swat district in Pakistan.

Reliability – Form A 80 A From a group of predicted nursing student participants this researcher randomly assigned 44 participants to a class, which will receive a 4 hour disability education intervention.

As part of a community-based rehabilitation program, the main goal of these interventions was to bring attention of local communities from the disabilities to the abilities of the physically challenged individuals [ 16 ].

Rehabilitation Psychology26 A total of 40 participants Assert iveness training in a college companion program: Attitudes directly and indirectly influence cognition and behavior [ 19 ]. The language of disability is often confusing with many interpretations, such as retarded or impaired, definitions are unclear, and the need to normalize the individual is a prevalent thesis.

The low correlations of. The correlations between attitudes and experiential variables also are low.