Siblings Attitudes Towards Persons With Severe/Profound And Multiple Disabilities In Turkey

ŞAFAK P. , ÇETİN M. E. , Kot M.

Proceedings of 6th World Conference on Educational Sciences, Valletta, Malta, 6 - 09 February 2014, vol.191, pp.2083-2088 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 191
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.04.694
  • City: Valletta
  • Country: Malta
  • Page Numbers: pp.2083-2088


All family members are affected when he joined the family, an individual with severe/profound and multiple disabilities. Duties and responsibilities of family members increase. As well normal siblings in the family is affected from this situation. Therefore, normal siblings' attitudes expected to be different about siblings who have sever/profound and multiple disabilities. The purpose of this study, normal siblings who have severe/profound and Multiple Disabilities (PMD) brother and sister to determine the attitude toward the siblings. This research is a descriptive study. 105 normal siblings who is living in Turkey (province of Bolu, Istanbul, Samsun, Duzce, Sakarya, Trabzon, Canakkale, Malatya) participated in this research. Participant have brother and sister with severe/profound and multiple disabilities. "Siblings Handicapped Attitude Scale" who developed by Kucuker was used in this study (1997). Data analysis, t-test, one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used. Results were interpreted at the level of p = 0.05. As a result of this research, normal siblings' attitudes toward siblings who have severe/profound and multiple disabilities were found to be generally as positive attitudes. It has been identified that attitudes are not variable according to sex, age and level of education. Results of the study support the findings of other studies. (C) 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (