ERIC Number: EJ446944
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1992
The Influence of Attitudes and Contact on Reactions to Persons with Physical and Speech Disabilities.
Anderson, Ronald J.; Antonak, Richard F.
Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, v35 n4 p240-47 Jun 1992
Nondisabled undergraduates (n=41) were assigned to either high or low favorable attitude group, then viewed videotape of actor simulating either physical or speech disability. Found that, despite attitudes toward disabled, rating of social acceptance of speech-impaired person was significantly less positive than rating of physically impaired person. Participants' affective reactions and person perceptions were not similarly influenced. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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