PERCEPTIONS OF STUDENTS WITH MULTIPLE DISABILITIES AND TYPICALLY DEVELOPING PEERS

Alanna C. Bebech, Tyler D. Oliver, Alexandra M. Limperos, Benjamin P. Schade, Karen H. Larwin

Abstract


The purpose of this study was to investigate if students with multiple disabilities perceived a lower level of feeling cared about, more difficulty in school, and decreased mental health status, when compared to their typically developing peers. Data from 244 participants was extracted from the National Survey of Adolescent Health. Of this sample, 36 participants were identified as having multiple disabilities. Independent samples t-tests and multivariate analyses of variance were used to analyze data using the sample of the population. No significant results were found, indicating that there are no differences between the perceptions of students with multiple disabilities and their typically developing peers. 

 

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multiple disabilities, mental health status, intellectual disability

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