A. de Reus
- Attitudes towards disability in rural area in South Africa
- Book title
- Disability care in Africa: community-based rehabilitation in rural regions
- Pages (from-to)
- Amsterdam: VU University Press
- Document type
- Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG)
- Research Institute of Child Development and Education (RICDE)
The purpose of the present study is to gain insight into the attitudes of people living in a rural area of South Africa towards persons with a disability and the extent to which these attitudes are related to people's characteristics. A total of 105 residents of a township in the Gauteng province were interviewed on a house-to-house basis. Both a Shortened Community Living Attitude Scale - Mental Retardation Form (S-CLAS-MR) and open questions were used to identify the attitudes towards disability and underlying thoughts about it. This study shows a significant relationship between the participant's age, education level, employment, and their attitudes towards persons with a disability.
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