THE ROLE OF RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION ON ATTITUDE TOWARDS PERSONS WITH DISABILITY IN ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA

Authors

  • Chrisanctus C. Nwoko Department of Christian Religious Studies Federal College of Education, Eha Amufu

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.53555/nnel.v8i5.1263

Keywords:

Religious affiliation, disability, attitude

Abstract

There is growing concern about the attitudes of contemporary societies towards persons with disability. Observations indicate a wide variation in attitudes relative to disability in Nigeria regardless of their religious beliefs. Thus, the present study investigated the variations in attitude towards a person with a disability in Enugu State based on religious affiliations. The study adopted a cross-sectional research design. A convenient sample of two hundred and seventeen (n=217) respondents completed a self-report measure of the adapted version of the Attitudes towards Disabled Persons (SADP) scale. The result of the simple regression model revealed that the calculated value of F (1,215) = .461, P> .05 (.000) level of significance indicated a significant influence of religious affiliation on the level of attitude toward people with disability among the respondents. Most importantly, the finding revealed that religious affiliation contributed about 21.6% of the variation in attitude towards persons with disability. The finding has implications for disability policies.

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Published

2022-06-09

How to Cite

Nwoko, C. C. . (2022). THE ROLE OF RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION ON ATTITUDE TOWARDS PERSONS WITH DISABILITY IN ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA. International Journal of Advance Research in Education &Amp; Literature, 8(5), 73–77. https://doi.org/10.53555/nnel.v8i5.1263