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ERIC Number: EJ1007971
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0891-4222
Attitudes towards People with Intellectual Disabilities: A Comparison of Young People from British South Asian and White British Backgrounds
Sheridan, Joel; Scior, Katrina
Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v34 n4 p1240-1247 Apr 2013
Research with South Asian families of individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID) suggests an increased fear of stigma and isolation from the community. Evidence on attitudes towards ID among the wider community is very limited and was the focus of the present study. Responses were collected from 737 college students aged 16-19 using the Community Living Attitudes Scale--ID version. Results indicated that British South Asians (n = 355) were less in favour of the social inclusion of people with ID than White British young people (n = 382). British South Asian adolescents were more likely to hold the view that people with ID should be sheltered and not empowered. It is proposed that future inclusion policies integrate ethnic minority views whose religious and cultural values do not always conform to the core values of social inclusion policies. It is also proposed that culturally specific school based interventions could be introduced with the aims of decreasing stigma and fostering attitudes in line with the aims of normalisation. (Contains 8 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom