ERIC Number: ED048601
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct
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Similarity of Factorial Composition of Normal and Handicapped Person Concepts.
Jensema, Carl J.; Shears, Loyda M.
This study hypothesizes that: (1) stereotypic attitudes which normal persons hold toward handicapped persons will be multidimensional; (2) some of the multidimensional components will be general across all handicaps while others will be specific to each handicap; and (3) those components of stereotypic attitudes towards handicapped persons which are general across all handicaps will also be components of stereotypic attitudes toward normal people. Some 176 subjects were administered a questionnaire which consisted of 10 concepts (Blind Person, Deaf Person, Amputee, etc., as well as "Me" and "People I Like"); each of these utilized the same 25 bi-polar word pairs which had seven point ranges. The data were submitted to a principle component factor analysis. The results strongly supported the three hypotheses. (TL)
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Authoring Institution: Pacific State Hospital, Pomona, CA.; Washington Univ., Seattle. Bureau of Testing.