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1. Cross, Aaron J. International Students Social Perceptions of Persons with Disabilities.

Degree: Rehabilitation Counseling: M.S., Community Psychology, Counseling and Family Therapy, 2016, St. Cloud State University

<h1>Abstract</h1> This research project measured the social perceptions of international students from Saint Cloud State University, (SCSU), a regional comprehensive university in the Midwest, as well as, non-international participants about persons with disabilities. Participants completed the four-hour “Embracing the Difference: The ABILITY Event” held by the Rehabilitation Counseling Graduate Department at SCSU. The researcher used a pre and post-survey to determine the perceptions students and community members hold towards people with disabilities. The primary goal of this project was to evaluate if social perceptions changed by the international students, and in what areas. Areas assessed were work, relationships, and general communication. International participant responses were compared to those of the domestic participants. The “Embracing the Difference: The ABILITY Event” had two main components: 1) Experiential Learning Scenarios (ELS) which are hands on experiences facilitated by person(s) who live with the specific physical, emotional and/or mental inconveniences, and vendors in the field of disability, and 2) a Post-ELS "Panel," lead by ELS facilitators. It was hypothesized that international students would show an increase in all areas of the post surveys. Furthermore, it was hypothesized that all participants would show an increase in their social perceptions of persons with physical, emotional and mental inconveniences. While not all areas of the post-survey were statistically significant, overall participants perceptions changed from a stereotypical stigma to a more positive view after participating in the "Embracing the Difference: The ABILITY event!" Advisors/Committee Members: Dr. Amy Herbert-Knopf, Dr. Kathryn E. Johnson, Dr. William J. Lepkowski.

Subjects/Keywords: Social Perceptions; International Students Persons with DisabilitiesAbstract This research project measured the social perceptions of international students from Saint Cloud State University; (SCSU); a regional comprehensive university in the Midwest; as well as; non-international participants about persons with disabilities. Participants completed the four-hour “Embracing the Difference: The ABILITY Event” held by the Rehabilitation Counseling Graduate Department at SCSU. The researcher used a pre and post-survey to determine the perceptions students and community members hold towards people with disabilities. The primary goal of this project was to evaluate if social perceptions changed by the international students; and in what areas. Areas assessed were work; relationships; and general communication. International participant responses were compared to those of the domestic participants. The “Embracing the Difference: The ABILITY Event” had two main components: 1) Experiential Learning Scenarios (ELS) which are hands on experiences facilitated by person(s) who live with the specific physical; emotional and/or mental inconveniences; and vendors in the field of disability; and 2) a Post-ELS "Panel; " lead by ELS facilitators. It was hypothesized that international students would show an increase in all areas of the post surveys. Furthermore; it was hypothesized that all participants would show an increase in their social perceptions of persons with physical; emotional and mental inconveniences. While not all areas of the post-survey were statistically significant; overall participants perceptions changed from a stereotypical stigma to a more positive view after participating in the "Embracing the Difference: The ABILITY event!"

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APA (6th Edition):

Cross, A. J. (2016). International Students Social Perceptions of Persons with Disabilities. (Masters Thesis). St. Cloud State University. Retrieved from https://repository.stcloudstate.edu/cpcf_etds/21

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Cross, Aaron J. “International Students Social Perceptions of Persons with Disabilities.” 2016. Masters Thesis, St. Cloud State University. Accessed January 20, 2021. https://repository.stcloudstate.edu/cpcf_etds/21.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Cross, Aaron J. “International Students Social Perceptions of Persons with Disabilities.” 2016. Web. 20 Jan 2021.

Vancouver:

Cross AJ. International Students Social Perceptions of Persons with Disabilities. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. St. Cloud State University; 2016. [cited 2021 Jan 20]. Available from: https://repository.stcloudstate.edu/cpcf_etds/21.

Council of Science Editors:

Cross AJ. International Students Social Perceptions of Persons with Disabilities. [Masters Thesis]. St. Cloud State University; 2016. Available from: https://repository.stcloudstate.edu/cpcf_etds/21

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