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Table 7 Interest and perceived efficacy

From: Knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions of autism spectrum disorder in a stratified sampling of preschool teachers in China

Item Statement Average score 1 2 3 4 5
1 I feel equipped to handle children with special needs. 3.40 9 % 14 % 32 % 18 % 27 %
2 I am interested in attending training in the area of childhood developmental and behavioral disorders. 3.80 6 % 9 % 24 % 22 % 40 %
3 If adequately trained, I am willing to have children with special needs in my class. 4.15 4 % 5 % 16 % 20 % 54 %
4 I am keen to be a partner in the classroom management of children with special needs (e.g., using specific visual aids, monitoring medication effects). 3.70 7 % 9 % 29 % 20 % 36 %
5 I am happy to have parents or therapists sit in as helpers. 3.55 12 % 9 % 23 % 22 % 33 %
6 I see the need to implement changes in the classroom to accommodate a child with special needs. 4.02 3 % 7 % 22 % 20 % 48 %
7 I want to make a difference in the education of children with special needs. 4.04 4 % 5 % 21 % 22 % 48 %
8 I feel I can make a difference in the education of children with special needs. 3.07 14 % 13 % 41 % 15 % 16 %
  1. Note: 1 = Strongly disagree, 2 = disagree, 3 = neither disagree nor agree, 4 = agree, 5 = strongly agree