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Study of the Attitudes of University Students coming from Social Sciences and Psychology: Relevance of the Information and Contact with the Disabled

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Author(s): María Támara Polo Sánchez | Carolina Fernández Jiménez | Carmen Díaz Batanero

Journal: Universitas Psychologica
ISSN 1657-9267

Volume: 10;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 113;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Attitudes | Disability | University

ABSTRACT
The aim of this article is to know university student´s attitudes towards people with disabilities coming from Social Sciences and Psychology, registered in subjects in which information is provided on the disability. Also it is tried to analyze the influence of the contact with disabled. One scale measured subject´s attitudes towards people with disabilities, Escala de Actitudes Hacia las Personas con Discapacidad of Verdugo, Jenaro & Arias (1995). This scale was administered to 470 student´s from University of Granada. The results showed that the students presented positive attitudes towards the disabled persons, existing differences according to the degree and being in addition excellent the fact to maintain contact with the disabled person. These findings are discussed in relation to previous research and suggestions for future research are addressed

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