PERCEPTION AND ATTITUDE OF FUNAAB UNDERGRADUATES TOWARDS PERSONS WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITIES (PWPDs)

J. T. ENI-OLORUNDA, T. K. ADEBOYE, O. O. AKINBODE

Abstract


The study focused on the perception and attitude of FUNAAB undergraduates towards students with physical disabilities. Two hundred and forty students were randomly selected for the study, and questionnaire tagged “PAPPD†was the instrument used for data collection which was administered to the 240 students. Only 227 students that filled and returned their questionnaire were engaged in the study. The reliability coefficient of the instrument was 0.83 using Cronbach Alpha. Data was analyzed using descriptive statistical tool and Analysis of variance. Result shows that majority of the students 112(49.3%) perceived students with physical disabilities as normal people, 107(47.1%) perceived them as friends. The findings also showed that majority 130(57.3%) indicated that they love rendering help to students with physical disabilities because they are also human beings. In general, result showed that there is no significant difference in the perception and attitude of students towards students with physical disabilities irrespective of their ages, colleges and departments. Therefore, awareness programmes such as seminars should be mounted within the University system from time to time so as to enhance positive attitude and perception of undergraduates towards Persons with Physical Disabilities (PWPDs)

 


Keywords


Perception, Attitude, FUNAAB, Undergraduates, Persons with Physical Disabilities (PWPDs)

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