Effect of school- parental attitudes on Psychosocial adjustment of high school Adolescents with visual disabilities a case of some selected western shoa high schools

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Addis Ababa University


The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of school parental attitudes on blind adolescents psychosocial adjustment status. A sample of 130 consisting of teaches, parents and both sighted and visually impaired students was purposely selected from high schools of Western Shoa. One of the selection criteria of the cite was the availability of students with visual disability. A 35 bipolar adjectives for attitude measure, psychosocial adjustment measure and direct observation were major instruments employed in data collection. The data were analyzed on the basis of different combination of the attitudes of teachers, sighted peers and parents toward blind adolescents on one hand and psychosocial adjustment status C?f blind students on the other hand. Sex and age of onset were The main individual variables under taken in the study. Descriptive statistics, t-test and F-test were extensively used for data analysis including qualitative analysis. The most important findings were that blind adolescents encounter psychosocial adjustment difficulties at both school and home settings, though observed attitudes of parents, teachers and sighted students were slightly positive. Finally, it is believed that there are other variables which need to be considered; methods to be employed, and research approaches to deal with the same problem. Practical implication of the fin dings are also indicated.



Psychosocial adjustment of high school