The effects of Unified Sports on attitudes of college students towards students with intellectual disabilities
M.A. Special Education
Language, Literacy, and Special Education
College of Education
Kuder, S. Jay
Sports for people with mental disabilities; College students--attitudes
Higher Education | Special Education and Teaching
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a college Unified Sports program on the attitudes of college-aged students towards students with intellectual disabilities. A pre and posttest research design was used in the study. A total of 40 college students participated in the Unified Sports sport club at an institute located in the southern area of New Jersey. Data was collected after a six-week program that played games once a week for an hour. The independent variable in this study was the interactions and education of college students to people with intellectual disabilities. The dependent variable was the attitudes towards people with intellectual disabilities. Overall, the results yielded that the attitudes of the participants were positive throughout the program. Due to the high positive attitudes in the pre-test, there was no major changes in the post-test that could dictate a change in attitude either positive or negative.
Moylan, William, "The effects of Unified Sports on attitudes of college students towards students with intellectual disabilities" (2015). Theses and Dissertations. 324.