Attitudes towards mentally Ddisabled in Omani Society

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Attitudes towards mentally Ddisabled in Omani Society

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dc.contributor.author Al Zbedi, Adblkawi [علي كاظم] en_US
dc.contributor.author Kadem, Ali [عبد القوي الزبيدي] en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-11-25T13:14:01Z
dc.date.available 2009-11-25T13:14:01Z
dc.date.issued 2005 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Journal of the E. R. C., 2005, Vol. 14, No. 27, Pages 117-138. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10576/8243
dc.description.abstract The aim of the research is to identify the nature of the attitudes towards mentally disabled in Oman culture, and the influence of sex, education, and age. A scale consisted of 43 items measuring attitudes towards mentally disabled people was developed. It was applied to 171 men and women, differing in their ages and level of education. In accordance with the results, only 17 items were found to fulfill the emotional intensity criteria and their reliability was 0.79. Factor analysis revealed three factors, namely: integration, employment, and rights of disabled persons. Concerning the nature of the attitudes the results showed that there was a positive attitude in the first factor, a negative in the second factor, and a natural in the third factor. Results of multivariate analysis revealed that sex was significant in the first factor, in favor of females. Furthermore there was an interaction between sex and educational level in the second factor, in favor of males (read and write cell), while there was no effect for the third factor. These results were discussed and evaluated in relation to previous studies. Several recommendations and proposals were forwarded. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Qatar University en_US
dc.subject Psychology en_US
dc.subject علم النفس ar
dc.title Attitudes towards mentally Ddisabled in Omani Society en_US
dc.title.alternative الاتجاهات نحو المعاقين عقلياً في البيئة العمانية ar
dc.type Article en_US
dc.identifier.pagination 117-138 en_US
dc.identifier.issue 27 en_US
dc.identifier.volume 14 en_US

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