Investigation of the attitudes of undergraduate students of special education department and other education faculty students towards Braille writing


KARATAŞ R., HAYLI Ç. M., DEMİR KÖSEM D., DOĞUŞ M.

BRITISH JOURNAL OF VISUAL IMPAIRMENT, 2024 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2024
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/02646196241231162
  • Journal Name: BRITISH JOURNAL OF VISUAL IMPAIRMENT
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, CINAHL, Educational research abstracts (ERA), Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts, Psycinfo
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

The aim of this study is to investigation of the attitudes of undergraduate students of special education department and other education faculty students towards Braille writing. This research is descriptive. Sociodemographic data were collected online from 311 special education and other education faculty undergraduate students who voluntarily participated in the study and whose consent was obtained, using a sociodemographic data collection form and the Attitude Scale Towards Braille Writing (ASTBW). In statistical analyses, t test, one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA), and Cronbach's alpha reliability coefficient were calculated using SPSS 25.0 data analysis software. It was determined that 71.1% of the participants were female and 24.1% were male. About 52.4% of them were students of special education teaching department. According to the mean scores obtained, the participants' beliefs were at a medium level, their interest and desire were at a high level, and their desire to learn was at a very high level. It was found that there were significant differences between the sociodemographic descriptive information of the students in the undergraduate department of special education and other education faculties and their attitudes towards Braille. It was stated that the attitudes of the students in the undergraduate of special education department and other education faculties towards Braille writing varied. It is thought that it will be a guide to conduct research in the related field to include other departments in the faculty of education.