Expressed Attitude of Mental Health Professionals Towards Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

2021 Medico-Legal Update  
The expressed attitude is a psychological component that represents a mental and emotional entity that inherent or characterizes a person. The positive and negative attitude that we express represents who we are and how we are connected to ourselves and society. An attitude is usually formed based on the individual's past and present events in life. Also, social environment and lifestyle play a role in attitude formation. Studies indicate that mental health professionals hold mixed attitude
more » ... as positive and negative towards mental illness hence this study was carried out to find out the expressed attitude of mental health professionals towards children with autism spectrum disorder. Method : Attitude Questionnaire by (Sethi et al., 1982) was modified for the study and the responses were collected from 21 mental health professionals (5 psychologists, 5 psychiatric nurses, 4 psychiatrists, 4 psychiatric social workers, 3 special educators). The collected data was computed with descriptive statistics, t-test and ANOVA by using SPSS version 20. Result : The outcome of the study indicate, the significant difference between the positive and negative attitude of mental health professionals towards children with autism spectrum disorder and also it provides the supporting data on positive emotionality of mental health professionals towards children with an autism spectrum disorder.
doi:10.37506/mlu.v21i3.2956 fatcat:npi6ilp5ljeyjoy56irpxglou4