publication . Article . 2016

Students’ Stereotypes of Autism

Wood, C.; Freeth, M.;
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  • Published: 18 Oct 2016 Journal: Journal of Educational Issues, volume 2, page 131 (eissn: 2377-2263, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Macrothink Institute, Inc.
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
<jats:p>&lt;p&gt;This research aimed to ascertain the contents (Study 1) and valence (Study 2) of the stereotype associated with Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC) in university students. Study 1 used a free-response methodology where participants listed the characteristics that they thought society associates with individuals with ASC. This study revealed that the stereotypic traits most frequently reported by students without personal experience of ASC were poor social skills, being introverted and withdrawn, poor communication and difficult personality or behaviour. Study 2 had participants rate the valence of the 10 most frequently mentioned stereotypic traits...
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free text keywords: Statistical analysis, Developmental psychology, Pattern recognition, Personality, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Likert scale, Social skills, Artificial intelligence, business.industry, business, Autism, medicine.disease, medicine, Computer science, Stereotype

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