Date of Award

8-2017

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Rehabilitation

First Advisor

Upton, Thomas

Second Advisor

Nichols, Jane

Third Advisor

Al-Ani, Salim

Abstract

Throughout disability history, attitudes towards individuals with a disability have been a defining topic for research. History has shown that discrimination and stereotypes have been a common concern among people with disabilities and existing research has provided information regarding the general populations’ disability attitudes. This pilot study investigates the differences between Rehabilitation Counseling students’ disability attitudes utilizing the SADP and the Personal Information Form. This pilot study explores video game usage of Rehabilitation Students in training. This topic is explored in relation in terms of escape, attention, tangible, and sensory factors. Research questions analyzed within this pilot study include: What are undergraduate and graduate rehabilitation students in disability attitudes? and What are undergraduate and graduate rehabilitation video gaming tendencies?

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