Diversity beliefs as a mediator to faculty attitudes toward students with disabilities

Lucy Barnard-Brak, Tara Stevens, Kamau Siwatu, William Lan

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Abstract

A survey of a sample of faculty (N = 201) at a large, public university located in the Southwest was conducted to investigate whether differences in faculty attitudes toward diversity positively mediate faculty attitudes toward persons with disabilities. In addition, the current study examined whether differences in faculty attitudes toward diversity may be viewed as positively mediating the relationship between instructor characteristics and their attitudes toward persons with disabilities. This study concludes that faculty members may not be viewing disability as part of the greater construct of diversity with empirical evidence.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-175
JournalJournal of Diversity in Higher Education
StatePublished - 2008

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