Development of school-age children's stereotypic attitudes toward mentally retarded children

Jay Gottlieb, H. N. Switzky

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The developmental changes in the structure of attitudes toward mentally retarded children in elementary-school-aged students were investigated. Four orthogonal factors characterized their responses: General Negative Evaluation, General Positive Evaluation, Likeability, and Unhappiness. For the most part, increased age was associated with a decrease in negative stereotypes and an increase in a specific stereotype. The results were discussed in terms of contradictory findings in previous attitudinal research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)596-600
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Mental Deficiency
Volume86
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1982

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Mentally Disabled Persons
Students
Research
Evaluation
Stereotypes
School-age children
Elementary School
Contradictory

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Development of school-age children's stereotypic attitudes toward mentally retarded children. / Gottlieb, Jay; Switzky, H. N.

In: American Journal of Mental Deficiency, Vol. 86, No. 6, 1982, p. 596-600.

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