The study investigated Nigerians' overall attitudes toward people with disabilities, attitudes toward employment and people with disabilities, attitudes toward living arrangements and people with disabilities, and attitudes toward people with mental disabilities and other groups. The target population of this study was Nigerians residing in Sacramento and surrounding counties in California. The sample of this study was made up of 100 members of Sacramento Association of Nigerians using the non-probability convenience sampling method with no exclusion criteria. Data were collected through self-administered survey questionnaire, using an adapted version of the Scale of Attitudes toward Disabled Persons (SADP) (Antonak, 1982; 1985) and demographic questionnaire. A synthesis of information collected from the responses of the sample to the SADP and to the demographic questionnaire helped the researcher to draw conclusion, implications, and recommendation. This study found that the majority of Nigerians in the Sacramento area had positive attitudes toward people with disabilities. There were significant differences among the participants based on age. Participants age 46 or more had significantly lower mean attitudes toward disabilities scores compared to participants age 36-46 and those 35 or less. However, there were no significant differences revealed on living arrangements and people with disabilities, people with disabilities in the workforce, and attitudes toward people with mental disabilities and other vulnerable groups by age. Results of the ANOVAs on overall attitudes, attitudes toward people with disabilities in the workforce and attitudes toward people with mental disabilities and other groups were significant, suggesting that participants' overall attitudes, attitudes toward people with disabilities in the workforce, and attitudes toward people with mental disabilities and other groups differed by Years of residency in the United States of America. Tukey post hoc tests conducted revealed that participants residing in the United States of America between one to four years had significantly lower Overall attitudes and attitudes toward people with mental disabilities and other groups scores compared to participants residing in the USA between five and 10 years.
|Commitee:||Palloff, Rena, Sullivan, John|
|Department:||School of Human Services|
|School Location:||United States -- Minnesota|
|Source:||DAI-A 68/12, Dissertation Abstracts International|
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