Attitudes towards mild and severe mental handicap in Israel

Leonard Weller, Chaya Aminadav

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Abstract

Attitudes towards mild and severe mental handicap were examined, as well as whether these attitudes are influenced by social class, sex, religiosity, and order of questionnaire presentation. A second concern was the effect on these attitudes of country of origin, namely Israeli Jews of Western, Yemenite, and Iraqi origin. A random sample of 360 adults completed the Jordan six‐dimensional attitude scale on mental handicap. There was a more positive attitude to mild than to severe mental handicap. None of the remaining variables ‐ including country of origin ‐ affected the attitudes. 1989 The British Psychological Society

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)273-280
Number of pages8
JournalBritish Journal of Medical Psychology
Volume62
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1989

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