Faculty Publications

Title

Perceptions About Disability Among Ghanaian University Students

Document Type

Article

Keywords

attitudes, disability, Ghana, integration, perceptions, survey, university students

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of Social Work in Disability and Rehabilitation

Volume

11

Issue

2

First Page

100

Last Page

111

Abstract

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.

Original Publication Date

4-1-2012

DOI of published version

10.1080/1536710X.2012.677616

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