Faculty Knowledge, Attitude and Intent to Provide Accomodations to Nursing Students with Disabilites: Are Faculty Prepared to Meet the Needs of Diverse Populations?

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/316836
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Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Faculty Knowledge, Attitude and Intent to Provide Accomodations to Nursing Students with Disabilites: Are Faculty Prepared to Meet the Needs of Diverse Populations?
Author(s):
May, Karen
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Delta Tau
Author Details:
Karen May, PhD, RN, CNE, email: mayk@neumann.edu
Abstract:

Session presented on: Friday, April 4, 2014

In the United States 54 million people, or one in five, live with at least one disability.  Because a growing number of students entering college have learning, mental health or physical disabilities, educators must be prepared to accommodate the individual student’s unique educational needs.

A convenience sample of 231 nursing faculty from baccalaureate nursing programs in Pennsylvania participated in an online study to explore knowledge of disability-related law, attitudes and intent to provide accommodation of nursing faculty members.  Through a descriptive, correlational design, The Assessment of Faculty Attitudes and Beliefs Toward Accommodation for Students with Disabilities (AFABTASD) and the Assessment of Faculty Knowledge of the Americans with Disability Act of 1990 Policies and Guidelines surveys were used to measure attitude, intent to provide accommodations and knowledge of disability related legislation of nursing faculty members.  The results of the study indicated that 21% of faculty respondents achieved a passing score on the knowledge subscale.  Further, faculty respondents demonstrated slightly positive (1.25) attitudes towards providing accommodations to students with disabilities and slightly positive (1.61) intent to provide accommodations. A small positive statistically significant correlation (r =.219, p = .001, n = 211) was detected between knowledge of disability-related legislation and respondents’ attitude toward providing accommodations. A moderate positive correlation was detected (r =.378, p = .001, n = 219) between attitude and intent to provide accommodations.  The recommendations of this study are that all institutions in higher education provide faculty members with comprehensive professional development activities related to the needs of students with disabilities. Based on comprehensive assessment, meaningful professional development activities could be developed and offered to remedy the knowledge deficit of faculty.

Keywords:
students with disabilities; faculty development
Repository Posting Date:
13-May-2014
Date of Publication:
13-May-2014
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
Nursing Education Research Conference 2014
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing; National League of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
Nursing Education Research Conference 2014 Theme: Nursing Education Research, held in Hyatt Regency Indianapolis

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryFull-texten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleFaculty Knowledge, Attitude and Intent to Provide Accomodations to Nursing Students with Disabilites: Are Faculty Prepared to Meet the Needs of Diverse Populations?en_GB
dc.contributor.authorMay, Karenen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDelta Tauen_GB
dc.author.detailsKaren May, PhD, RN, CNE, email: mayk@neumann.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/316836-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Friday, April 4, 2014</p>In the United States 54 million people, or one in five, live with at least one disability.  Because a growing number of students entering college have learning, mental health or physical disabilities, educators must be prepared to accommodate the individual student’s unique educational needs. <p>A convenience sample of 231 nursing faculty from baccalaureate nursing programs in Pennsylvania participated in an online study to explore knowledge of disability-related law, attitudes and intent to provide accommodation of nursing faculty members.  Through a descriptive, correlational design, The Assessment of Faculty Attitudes and Beliefs Toward Accommodation for Students with Disabilities<i> (</i>AFABTASD<i>) </i>and the Assessment of Faculty Knowledge of the Americans with Disability Act of 1990 Policies and Guidelines<i> </i>surveys<i> </i>were used to measure attitude, intent to provide accommodations and knowledge of disability related legislation of nursing faculty members.  The results of the study indicated that 21% of faculty respondents achieved a passing score on the knowledge subscale.  Further, faculty respondents demonstrated slightly positive (1.25) attitudes towards providing accommodations to students with disabilities and slightly positive (1.61) intent to provide accommodations. A small positive statistically significant correlation (<i>r </i>=.219, <i>p</i> = .001, <i>n </i>= 211) was detected between knowledge of disability-related legislation and respondents’ attitude toward providing accommodations. A moderate positive correlation was detected (<i>r</i> =.378, <i>p </i>= .001, <i>n </i>= 219) between attitude and intent to provide accommodations.  The recommendations of this study are that all institutions in higher education provide faculty members with comprehensive professional development activities related to the needs of students with disabilities. Based on comprehensive assessment, meaningful professional development activities could be developed and offered to remedy the knowledge deficit of faculty.en_GB
dc.subjectstudents with disabilitiesen_GB
dc.subjectfaculty developmenten_GB
dc.date.available2014-05-13T16:43:37Z-
dc.date.issued2014-05-13-
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-13T16:43:37Z-
dc.conference.date2014en_GB
dc.conference.nameNursing Education Research Conference 2014en_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.hostNational League of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.descriptionNursing Education Research Conference 2014 Theme: Nursing Education Research, held in Hyatt Regency Indianapolisen_GB
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