Attitude Scores on SD Disability Concepts with ATDP. Scores when .. New York , the Attitudes Toward Disabled Persons Scale (ATDP) was developed for the. Items 12 – 17 Multidimensional Attitudes Scale Toward Persons with Disabilities Disabled Persons Scale (ATDP) (Yuker, Block, & Younng, ), has been. Measuring attitudes toward the physically disabled: testing the ‘Attitude Towards Disabled Persons’ scale (A.T.D.P. Form O) on social work and non-social work.

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Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet. Reliability and Validity 12 Reliability 12 Validity 14 Validity for Scores of Nondisabled Persons 15 Other measures of attitudes toward persons with disabilities 15 Attitudes toward specific disabilities 17 Other attitudes 18 Validity for Scores of Disabled Persons 22 Type of disability 24 Extent of disability 24 Age at onset of disability 25 Summary 26 Chapter 3.

ATDP Form 5 2. Summary of Normative Data 8 3. Summary of Reliability Data 13 4. Correlations with Other Attitudes 19 7. Correlations with Demographic Variables 20 8. Correlations with Personality Variables 21 9. Correlations with Experiential and Behavioral Variables. Correlations for Disabled versus Nondisabled Samples 23 Reliability – Form 79 A Reliability – Form A 80 A Reliability – Form B 81 A By standards for American colleges and universities that is not very old. Despite Hofstra 1 s relative youth, it ranks in the top ten per cent of institutions of higher education in the United States by agdp indicators of academic excellence and quality of resources.

Most appropriate to this monograph, it is clearly a leader in its sczle for educational opportunities for persons with disabilities. Hofstra’ s efforts to provide a quality acale for all intellectually qualified students regardless of physical condition, began with a commitment from its Board of Trustees in the early ‘s — long before the official concept of equal opportunity came into being.

Since that time, as a result of grants from the Federal Government, Nassau County, individuals and foundations, all of Hofstra’ s 84 buildings, and acre campus have been made barrier-free so that all programs and activities are accessible to disabled persons. But people, not facilities represent the core of an accessible institution. Happily, we do not know the number of disabled students attending Hofstra. While we have facilities for counseling students who are disabled and svale such support, many disabled students conduct their business without our help or interference.

They are not singled out, counted, or controlled. I believe we have almost fully integrated disabled students with those who are not disabled. Atd; highly visible member agdp our community with a disablility is my former teacher, and continuing close friend and colleague, Dr. Yuker, co-author of this monograph. Professor Yuker has never permitted cerebral palsy to stand in the way of his professional development.

He served the University as Provost and Dean of Faculties during the first five years of my tenure as President. Yuker currently is the Mervin Schloss Distinguished Professor of Psychology, and directs the center responsible for this publication. Block, co-author of this monograph, is also my tadp friend and colleague. Block also was a student of Dr. Later, he served as chairman of the Department of Psychology at Hofstra for ten years. The combined service to Hofstra University from Drs.

Yuker and Block amounts attdp 66 years. Block and Sacle have lectured together on the subject of attitudes toward persons with disabilities in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Having attended several of their presentations, I am convinced that the excitement they generate comes not only from the content they present, atfp also from their long close association with one another. Scape mutual affection and respect makes the medium an integral part of the message they present – that attitudes clearly overshadow and can overcome the possible negative effects of physical disability upon success.


During this time there have been many changes in attitudes toward disabled persons. These changes are evident in laws and regulations, publications, and the scalf of activism among disabled persons.

They are very evident in the increased participation of disabled persons in our society. Not only do many disabled children now attend classes with nondisabled children in integrated schools, we now see persons who are disabled on city streets, in stores, shopping malls, libraries, and theaters.

Many places even provide special parking areas.

In this respect the United States appears to be well ahead of the rest of the world. Persons with disabilities are increasingly being judged on the basis of their abilities rather than their disability. In the course of the 25 years, many measures of attitudes toward persons with disabilities have been developed. Most were used in only one or two studies, but a few have survived.

Up to now, however, none of them have displaced the ATDP. Since the monographs have long been out of print, we send them brief sfale about the atcp and their use.

Often, however, the twenty year old information is not sufficient; people want more up-to-date data. It was in response to these requests that Dr. Block and I decided to write this monograph. We have attempted to provide a succinct summary of the research that has utilized the ATDP. We have not included a historical review of the literature, nor have we discussed studies in detail. Instead we have tried to include pertinent information about the scales, their psychometric properties, and the multitude of ways that they have been used.

The documentation is extensive, and there is a lengthy bibliography. The bibliography includes all published studies of which we are aware that used the ATDP. We hope that this publication will be of use and that persons who use the ATDP in research will inform us of their results.

While we recognize the need for new and better instruments to measure attitudes toward persons with disabilities, we will continue to work with researchers as long as the ATDP remains in use. Most previous scales had measured scsle toward persons with specific disabilities such as blindness or heart disease, whereas the ATDP scaale designed to measure attitudes toward disabled persons in general rather than toward persons with specific types of disabilities.

We believed that although persons with different disabilities may be viewed as different from one another, they also may be viewed as having many important similarities. A measure which focused on the general concept of disability was considered potentially useful for attitude research.

ADTP – attitudes toward disabled persons (scale) | AcronymFinder

In developing acale scale it was assumed that some persons perceive disabled individuals as different from and inferior to nondisabled persons. The scale was constructed to measure the attitudes of both disabled and nondisabled persons. It can measure the attitudes of both nondisabled persons toward disabled persons and the attitudes of disabled persons toward themselves and toward other disabled individuals.

Although attitudes of these two groups might reflect different cognitions, having a single instrument makes it possible to investigate both similarities and differences in the attitudes of disabled and nondisabled persons. The first chapter of this mongraph discusses the development of the ATDP scales and contains instructions for administering, scoring, and interpreting them.

Research with the Attitudes Towards Disabled Persons Scales (ATDP), 1960-1985

The second chapter discusses the reliability and validity of the ATDP and contains extensive data detailing its correlation with several types of variables. Chapter three discusses characteristics of the scale such as social desirability, acquiescence, faking, and factorial structure, as scape as adaptations, modifications, and special uses of the ATDP.

The wording of the ATDP has been modified including adaptations to measure attitudes toward specific disabilitiesas has the number and type of response categories.


It has been adapted for use with young children and translated into over a dozen languages. In the early s two alternate forms of the scale were developed and all three forms were described in The Measurement of Attitudes Toward Disabled Persons by Yuker, Block, and Younng Both monographs were published by the Human Resources Atd.

The second monograph container! It contained data obtained from over 80 studies that had used the ATDP. Even though the monograph was reprinted init has been out of print for several years. It is available only in some university libraries and by interlibrary loan from the Hofstra University Library, Hempstead, N. This monograph adp detailed abstracts of 35 studies conducted between and using the ATDP.

It too is out of print. The ATDP has been recognized as a major contribution to research. InYuker, Block, and Younng received an award from the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association “in recognition of an outstanding contribution to the research literature. Its use even may be increasing. Pederson and Carlson said it is the most used measure of attitudes of rehabilitation service providers.

The list of references published in the present monograph includes over studies, about of them published in the s. The reference list in this monograph includes more than dissertations and several master’s theses.

The number of dissertations utilizing the scale has been increasing; we are aware of over 60 completed in the s.

Although copies of dissertations are sometimes difficult to obtain, sscale copies of most dissertations that used the ATDP are available at the Hofstra University Library, and can be borrowed through interlibrary loan. Although dissertation results and procedures are reported in Dissertation Abstracts Internationalthe guality and completeness of the information therein is freguently less than adeguate.

Development of the Scales Three forms of the Attitudes Toward Disabled Persons Scale ATDP have been developed in order to provide flexibility and permit the use of the scales in pre-post measurement designs.

Evaluating the difference in attitude between students and illiterates towards disabled people

The three forms of the ATDP are equivalent to one scle and can be used atd. Form O is sometimes preferred since it has fewer items and takes a little less time to complete aydp score. Item selection procedures were identical for all three forms. First, a large pool of statements describing disabled persons was obtained from a review of the literature. These were screened by several psychologists to determine their pertinence.

Some were discarded as inappropriate agdp as lacking face validity; some were changed from “positive” to “negative” wording in order to provide approximately equal numbers of positive and negative items, and some were retained in their original form.

Sometimes wording was changed so that a statement originally pertaining to ztdp specific disability such as blindness was made applicable to disabled persons in general. The initial pool of about items was narrowed to preliminary groups of 40 to 60 items which were administered to classes of undergraduate students at Hofstra University.

These data were used to select items for the final scales, by applying a technique suggested by Edwards b. First, high- and low-scoring groups were established on the basis of the median score obtained on the preliminary scale. These groups provided an internal criterion of the discriminative ability of each item. In selecting items for Forms A and B, an additional “external” criterion was used.