A Multivariate Analysis of Teachers' Attitudes toward Public School Speech Pathology Services This investigation was designed to identify the principal components of teachers' attitudes toward public school speech pathology services and to examine the relationship between teachers' demographic characteristics and their attitudes. A total of 147 teachers reacted to 69 variables related to speech pathology services. Factor analysis yielded three distinct dimensions ... Research Article
Research Article  |   July 01, 1981
A Multivariate Analysis of Teachers' Attitudes toward Public School Speech Pathology Services
 
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  • Lorraine F. Signoretti, M.S., and Albert R. Oratio, Ph.D., are affiliated with the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, William Paterson College, Wayne, NJ 07470. Requests for reprints may be directed to Oratio at the college.
    Lorraine F. Signoretti, M.S., and Albert R. Oratio, Ph.D., are affiliated with the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, William Paterson College, Wayne, NJ 07470. Requests for reprints may be directed to Oratio at the college.×
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Research Article   |   July 01, 1981
A Multivariate Analysis of Teachers' Attitudes toward Public School Speech Pathology Services
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, July 1981, Vol. 12, 178-187. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1203.178
History: Received August 4, 1980 , Accepted November 18, 1980
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, July 1981, Vol. 12, 178-187. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1203.178
History: Received August 4, 1980; Accepted November 18, 1980

This investigation was designed to identify the principal components of teachers' attitudes toward public school speech pathology services and to examine the relationship between teachers' demographic characteristics and their attitudes. A total of 147 teachers reacted to 69 variables related to speech pathology services. Factor analysis yielded three distinct dimensions labeled: Attitudes Toward the Speech Clinician, Attitudes Toward the Speech-Impaired Child, and Attitudes Toward the Speech and Language Program: analysis indicated that 16 variables contributed most significantly to teachers' attitudes. No significant relationships were found between the three attitudinal factors and teachers' demographic characteristics. Implications for the development of in-service workshops and future research are discussed.

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