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Attitudes towards intellectual disabilities across cultures.

Sheridan, J.C.; (2007) Attitudes towards intellectual disabilities across cultures. Doctoral thesis , University of London. Green open access

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Abstract

Culture appears to be an important influence on attitudes towards people with intellectual disabilities (e.g., Fatimilehin & Nadirshaw, 1994). The author aimed to identify and review all relevant studies. This review highlights the complexity of conclusions drawn from cross-cultural attitudinal research and emphasises that social inclusion is a western concept that is not necessarily applicable to non-western cultures. Suggestions for future research are made, including the importance of investigating attitudes in multicultural societies. This is particularly relevant in the UK, which is culturally diverse, whilst employing a western conceptualisation of intellectual disabilities.

Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Title: Attitudes towards intellectual disabilities across cultures.
Identifier: PQ ETD:592399
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Language: English
Additional information: Thesis digitised by ProQuest. Sensitive information has been removed from the ethesis
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > Clinical, Edu and Hlth Psychology
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1445086
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