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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||American Journal of Mental Deficiency|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1982|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Psychiatry and Mental health