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Title: Attitudes towards intellectual disabilities across cultures
Author: Sheridan, J. C.
Awarding Body: University of London
Current Institution: University College London (University of London)
Date of Award: 2007
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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.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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