A Study on the Perception of the Right to Vote of Persons with Developmental Disabilities in College Students: Based on the Experience of Disability Related Education

발달장애인 선거권에 대한 대학생의 인식 연구: 장애관련 교육경험 유무를 중심으로

  • Lee, Woo-Jin (Department of Speech-Language Pathology, Gwangju Women's University) ;
  • Kim, Tae-Gang (Department of Early Childhood Special Education, Nambu University)
  • 이우진 (광주여자대학교 언어치료학과) ;
  • 김태강 (남부대학교 유아특수교육과)
  • Received : 2017.12.31
  • Accepted : 2018.02.20
  • Published : 2018.02.28


The purpose of this study is to examine the perception of the right to vote of persons with developmental disabilities in college students. College students attending in A University and B University in Gwangju Metropolitan City were selected using convenience sampling and 370 samples were finally analyzed. The results were as follows. First, the subjects who took a disability course had high perception of the right to vote of persons with developmental disabilities. Second, it was discovered that the more times people participated in the volunteer work related to disabilities, the more recognition they had on the voting rights of people with developmental disabilities. Third, the subjects who responded for the need for the political rights of persons with developmental disabilities had more positive perception of the right to vote of persons with developmental disabilities than those who did not responded. Based on the findings, it was suggested that methods should be investigated to establish positive attitude and perception of the right to vote of persons with developmental disabilities in persons without developmental disabilities including college students.


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