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ERIC Number: EJ1027032
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Pages: 7
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ISSN: ISSN-1360-2322
Effect of Exposure to Special Olympic Games on Attitudes of Volunteers towards Inclusion of People with Intellectual Disabilities
Li, Chunxiao; Wang, Chee Keng John
Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, v26 n6 p515-521 Nov 2013
Background: The aim of this study was to examine the effect of volunteering for Special Olympics Games (SOG) on the attitudes of volunteers towards inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities. Method: A repeated measures design with 3-week follow-up was used. There were 100 volunteers recruited for the study and 90 of them completed the study. Results: It was revealed that a 1-week exposure to the SOG improved volunteers' attitudes towards inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities significantly (P = 0.016). Females had more positive attitudes than males at all three time points of measures. The interaction effect of gender was not significant. Conclusions: A 1-week exposure to the SOG can enhance volunteers' positive attitudes towards inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities and this effect can maintain for up to a month.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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