ERIC Number: EJ1037016
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 71
Knowledge of Autism and Attitudes of Children towards Their Partially Integrated Peers with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Mavropoulou, Sophia; Sideridis, Georgios D.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v44 n8 p1867-1885 Aug 2014
This study aimed to measure the effects of contact with integrated students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) on the knowledge, attitudes and empathy of children (n = 224) from grades 4-6. A comparison group of children (n = 251) who had no contact with classmates with ASD was also included. All participants completed self-report instruments. The implementation of multilevel modeling and moderation analysis indicated significant effects on all dependent variables as well as differences across gender and grades. Implications are discussed regarding the role of contact on peers' conceptions of autism and their attitudes towards children with ASD within inclusionary settings.
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Knowledge Level, Attitude Measures, Empathy, Elementary School Students, Comparative Analysis, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Statistical Analysis, Surveys, Gender Differences, Age Differences, Inclusion, Student Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Grade 5; Middle Schools; Grade 6
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