Perceptions About Disability Among Ghanaian University Students
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Journal of Social Work in Disability and Rehabilitation
An exploratory/descriptive study was conducted on a sample of university students, including 305 social work and sociology majors, in Ghana to evaluate their attitudes toward disabilities. The findings indicate that the students in general agree with the idea of community integration and equal rights of persons with disabilities. At the same time, they are ambivalent about characteristics of persons with disabilities and feel uncomfortable interacting with them. Further, a substantive minority holds strong prejudices against persons with disabilities. Universities should provide their students with opportunities to improve knowledge and attitudes about disabilities. © 2012 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.
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Naami, Augustina and Hayashi, Reiko, "Perceptions About Disability Among Ghanaian University Students" (2012). Faculty Publications. 1800.