ERIC Number: EJ376312
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: 0
Attitudes of Primary School Children toward the Physical Appearance and Labels Associated with Down Syndrome.
Graffi, Steve; Minnes, Patricia M.
American Journal of Mental Retardation, v93 n1 p28-35 Jul 1988
Kindergarten and third-grade subjects (n=160) responded to videotape excerpts of children either with or without Down's Syndrome and with or without the label and description "mentally retarded." The subjects' affective evaluations, belief endorsements, and behavioral intentions were assessed, using the independent variables of grade, gender, appearance, and labels. (Author/JDD)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Childhood Attitudes, Downs Syndrome, Grade 3, Kindergarten Children, Labeling (of Persons), Mental Retardation, Peer Acceptance, Peer Evaluation, Peer Relationship, Physical Attractiveness, Primary Education, Sex Differences, Social Desirability, Student Attitudes, Videotape Recordings
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A