ERIC Number: EJ246503
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Studies of Attitudes toward the Handicapped: The Need for a New Direction.
Altman, Barbara M.
Social Problems, v28 n3 p321-37 Feb 1981
Reviews research on attitudes of peer groups, professionals, and the general public toward the handicapped. Discusses methodological and theoretical problems in the literature, including ambiguities of attitude object and the concept of "contact." Emphasizes the importance of contextual effects, i.e., institutionalized patterns of behavior and definitions within the social structure. (Author/GC)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
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