Table 8

Faculty Believability of Students with Disabilities (n = 114)

  Positive Negative Neutral
(%) (n) (%) (n) (%) (n)
30. hard to believe when certain students say they have “disabilities” 73 (85) 9 (10) 18 (21)
31. less tolerant if students claim to have a disability just before an exam 58 (65) 22 (25) 20 (23)
32. less willing to accommodate if students are frequently absent 89 (103) 5 (6) 6 (7)
33. not as hardworking as students without disabilities 92 (106) 3 (3) 5 (6)
34. depends on how “severe” I think the disability is 84 (93) 6 (7) 10 (11)
35. students use “disability” as an excuse 76 (87) 8 (9) 16 (18)