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Title: Effect of exposure to Special Olympic Games on attitudes of volunteers towards inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities.
Authors: Li, Chunxiao
Wang, John C. K.
Keywords: Intellectual disability
Special Olympic Games
Inclusion
Volunteers
Issue Date: 2013
Citation: Li, C., & Wang, C. K. J. (2013). Effect of exposure to Special Olympic Games on attitudes of volunteers towards inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 26(6), 515-521.
Abstract: Background: The aim of this study was to examine the effect of volunteering for Special Olympics Games (SOG) on the attitudes of volunteers toward inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities (ID). Method: A repeated measures design with three-week follow-up was used. There were 100 volunteers recruited for the study and 90 of them completed the study. Results: It was revealed that a one-week exposure to the SOG improved volunteers’ attitudes toward inclusion of people with ID significantly (p = .016). Females had more positive attitudes than males at all three time points of measures. The interaction effect of gender was not significant. Conclusions: A one-week exposure to the SOG can enhance volunteers’ positive attitudes toward inclusion of people with ID and this effect can maintain for up to a month.
Description: This is the original draft, prior to peer-review, of a manuscript published in Li, C. and Wang, C. K. J. (2013), Effect of exposure to Special Olympic Games on attitudes of volunteers towards inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2(6), 515–521. The published version is available online at doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jar.12053
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10497/15401
ISSN: 1360-2322
Other Identifiers: 10.1111/jar.12053
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