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Utah State University Bureau of Research Services

Works: 3 works in 6 publications in 1 language and 73 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Utah State University
The Modification of attitudes toward persons with handicaps : a comprehensive integrative review of research by James P Shaver( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This final report analyzes results of a comprehensive, integrative review of 273 primary research studies on modifying attitudes toward disabled persons. Attitude modification approaches identified included providing information, direct contact with disabled persons, vicarious experiences related to having a disability, systematic desensitization, positive reinforcement, and combinations of these approaches. The primary analytic focus was on mean effect sizes: 644 effect sizes, obtained from 200 reports, constituted the main data set. Outcomes were not related to three basic indicators of study quality (general treatment validity, general internal validity, and adequacy of test validity). Methodological quality was not high, treatment effects were moderate and heterogeneous, and treatment techniques were heterogeneous in characteristics and outcomes. The studies differed on such characteristics as type of comparison, time of posttest, and type of dependent measure. Alternative and supplementary data explorations did not produce results markedly different from the analyses of individual effect sizes. Among the areas of needed improvement in research methodology are definition of the construct of "attitude toward persons with disabilities," selection of assessment techniques that yield reliable and valid scores, attention to treatment validity (including more careful reporting of procedures and design elements), and the development of programmatic, replication-oriented research. (Author/JW)
Publications of the faculty and staff : College of Education, Utah State University by Utah State University( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Bibliographies of faculty and staff publications of all departments within the College of Education
Grant proposal summary : July 1, 1999 to June 30, 2000( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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