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ERIC Number: EJ964538
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1366-8250
The Image of People with Intellectual Disability in Taiwan Newspapers
Chen, Chih-Hsuan; Hsu, Kan-Lin; Shu, Bih-Ching; Fetzer, Susan
Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, v37 n1 p35-41 Mar 2012
Background: There is limited research on the development of newspaper analysis about the images of people with ID in Chinese newspapers. The purpose of this study was: (a) to understand the general image of persons with ID presented in printed newspapers in Taiwan, and (b) to classify the various images of persons with ID and to measure the relative proportions among these classifications. Method: Articles from 2008 from the media databank UDNDATA were analysed by content analysis. Results: Three main images were portrayed. The greatest number of articles revolved around the "dispirited" image (44.5%), followed by "needy" (32.7%), and "affirmative" (22.8%). Articles focused on families with a member with ID made up 20.8% of the total articles, and 81% of these stories had a negative theme. Conclusion: The pessimistic portrayal of people with ID is popular and newspapers may create stigma for people with ID in Taiwan. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan