Student perceptions of persons with psychiatric and other disorders.

Lyons M. and Hayes R. (1993) Student perceptions of persons with psychiatric and other disorders.. The American journal of occupational therapy. : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association, 47 6: 541-548. doi:10.5014/ajot.47.6.541


Author Lyons M.
Hayes R.
Title Student perceptions of persons with psychiatric and other disorders.
Journal name The American journal of occupational therapy. : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0272-9490
Publication date 1993-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.5014/ajot.47.6.541
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 47
Issue 6
Start page 541
End page 548
Total pages 8
Language eng
Subject 2742 Rehabilitation
3600 Health Professions
Abstract Policy shifts toward fostering community inclusion of persons with disabilities have brought community attitudes (including attitudes of professionals) into sharper focus as a cause for concern. Using a social distance scale, this study examined the attitudes of cohorts of occupational therapy and business students toward persons with psychiatric and other disorders. Contrary to expectations, occupational therapy seniors did not demonstrate significantly different attitudes from occupational therapy freshmen. Although freshman occupational therapy students expressed a desire to maintain less social distance from persons with various disabilities than did freshman business students, there was nonetheless a hierarchy of preference for persons with certain disabilities over others. This order of preference had only weak stability between cohorts, with persons with psychiatric disabilities consistently ranking among the least favored. It is proposed that occupational therapy curricula attend to students' attitudes toward persons with psychiatric and other disabilities. To this end, certain strategies to enrich students' education are suggested.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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