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The College at Brockport: State University of New York

1991

Attitudes towards disability

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Changing Attitudes Toward Physically Disabled Persons Using A Videotape Sport Intervention, Allan Bett Aug 1991

Changing Attitudes Toward Physically Disabled Persons Using A Videotape Sport Intervention, Allan Bett

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Master’s Theses

The study investigated the effect of a videotape intervention on the attitudes toward physically disabled persons. The subjects were 86 elementary and secondary students from the same school district. Utilizing a stratified random sampling technique, subjects were assigned to control and experimental groups for each age range (11 to 13 and 16 to 19z0. All subjects completed the Attitude Toward Disabled Persons Scale, Form 0, on three occasions with two-week intervals.

The experimental group witnessed a 17-minute videotape of a wheelchair basketball game before the second administration. Results of the study indicated that the experimental group experienced a positive gain ...