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Effects of contact on children's attitudes toward disability: a longitudinal study

Effects of contact on children's attitudes toward disability: a longitudinal study

Maras, Pamela F. and Brown, Rupert (1996) Effects of contact on children's attitudes toward disability: a longitudinal study. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 26 (23). pp. 2113-2134. ISSN 0021-9029 (doi:10.1111/j.1559-1816.1996.tb01790.x)

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Abstract

A quasi-experimental study was conducted on temporal effects of intergroup contact on nondisabled (ND) children's attitudes toward disability. Children from a mainstream primary school were involved in an integration program with children from a school for children with severe learning disabilities (SLD).3 Measures were administered 3 times over a period of 3 months to 26 integrating (experimental) and 24 nonintegrating (control) children. Social orientations in the experimental group became significantly more positive over time, while the control group showed little change. The experimental and control children initially categorized on the basis of gender and disability; subsequently the strategies of the experimental children were more idiosyncratic while the control children still used the same two dimensions

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: attitudes, disability, school children
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
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
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Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/3438

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