Objective: The aim of this study is to determine the attitudes of the managers and officers
towards disabled people by using Questionnaire of Attitude Scale towards Disabled (QASTD)
and related factors.
Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted in Erciyes University on 427 people
working as managers and officers. Data were collected with a Socio-demographic data form
and the Questionnaire of Attitude Scale towards Disabled (QASTD).
Results: The mean QASTD score was 77.94±19.74, while that of educational environment was
5.16±2.24, personal characteristics was 13.73±4.86, working life was 16.08±5.00, interpersonal relationships was 15.03±5.02, family life was 7.02±2.29, and competency-independent life was
20.90±6.40. Men, older age groups, secondary school graduates and those who have a disabled
person in his/her life had more positive attitudes towards disabled people.
Conclusion: The mean scores obtained from the QASTD scale and subscales were lower than
the cut-off points used for the division of negative and positive attitudes.