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Effects of different forms of school contact on children’s attitudes toward disabled and nondisabled peers

Effects of different forms of school contact on children’s attitudes toward disabled and nondisabled peers

Maras, Pamela F. and Brown, Rupert (2000) Effects of different forms of school contact on children’s attitudes toward disabled and nondisabled peers. British Journal of Educational Psychology, 70. pp. 337-351. ISSN 0007-0998

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Abstract

Current study aimed at considering two theoretical models of inter-group contact, both claiming to identify precursors for generalised attitude change, in relation to the attitudes of non-disabled children toward disabled peers as a function of different classroom contact. Participants were 256 non-disabled school children aged 5± 11 years (128 girls and 128 boys). Measures of sociometric preference and the evaluation of psychological and physical attributes were used to ascertain children’s perceptions of known and unknown peers with disabilities. Results show generalisation of stereotypic attitude/judgments from one type of disability to another as a consequence of the two types of contact situation. Findings have important implications for integrating disabled children into mainstream

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: inter-group, school, disabled children, attitudes
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education
L Education > L Education (General)
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Health & Social Care > Department of Psychology & Counselling
School of Health & Social Care
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:09
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/3423

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