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ERIC Number: ED541758
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 102
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-2672-8399-3
Gender Perceptions of Youth with Autism at a Faith-Based Organization
Adams, Marion
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Alliant International University
The Problem. The purpose of this study was to investigate gender perceptions of youth with autism at a faith-based organization. Method. A quasi-experimental research design was used for this quantitative study. Forty-seven men and 71 women between the ages of 19 and 80 who attended St. Benedict's Catholic Church participated in an 18-item survey to examine their perceptions of children diagnosed with autism. The data were analyzed using an independent samples t test for differences in gender. Results. There was no significant difference between genders in composite survey scores when welcoming children diagnosed with autism in the church. However, the results of survey item 9: "Children diagnosed with autism should be welcomed as members of this faith-based organization" indicated a significant difference in response by gender (p less than 0.017). The study found men were less likely than women to welcome children diagnosed with autism in the church. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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