Date of Award
Master of Science
Patricia R. Whitfield, Ph.D.
Peggy L. Tarpley, Ph.D.
David M. Carkenord, Ph.D.
The purpose of this study was to examine the perceptions of the nondisabled students toward students with learning disabilities and the self perceptions of learning disabled students. A survey research design was used for this study. Subjects were students in grades 6-8 with and without disabilities from a rural area in Virginia. The participants who were chosen were general and special education students at the middle school level.
The results from this study showed on most issues the two groups agreed, on such topics as friendship, social gathering, and favoritism. Findings indicated students without disabilities are accepting students with disabilities within the school and other social gatherings.
Scott, Vernell Greene, "Peer Perceptions of Students without Learning Disabilities toward Students with disabilities and a Self Perceptions of Students with Learning Disabilities" (2000). Theses & Honors Papers. 171.