Attitudes Toward Persons With Disabilities Among Japanese Social Work Students

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Reiko Hayashi
Mariko Kimura

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social work, Japan, attitudes

Abstract

The Modified Issues in Disability Scale (MIDS) was implemented on 194 social work students in Japan in order to assess their attitudes toward people with disabilities.  Findings indicate that students do not hold strong prejudicial attitudes.  Results also show gender differences and a lack of knowledge and experiences regarding disability issues among students.

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