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The Resource Effects of bibliotherapy on elementary students' attitudes towards children with disabilities, by Brianna Kailyn Roth

Effects of bibliotherapy on elementary students' attitudes towards children with disabilities, by Brianna Kailyn Roth

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Effects of bibliotherapy on elementary students' attitudes towards children with disabilities
Title
Effects of bibliotherapy on elementary students' attitudes towards children with disabilities
Statement of responsibility
by Brianna Kailyn Roth
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Language
eng
Summary
  • This study constructed and evaluated an extended-contact method of intervention to investigate children's attitudes towards peers with disablilities. A 3x2 (neutral and intergroup, divided into didactic and bibliotherapy; pre- and post-intervention) design was used with 288 children ages 6-12 years in Mt. Pleasant Elementary School, North Senpete School District. All students completed the Acceptance Scale/Acceptance Scale for Kindergarteners-Revised as a pre-test and post-test. Students also completed the Adjective Checklist as an additional post-test measure. Children's picture books that included characters with disablilities were used for intergroup contact over a period of five instructional sessions for students in the bibliotherapy group. Students in the didactic instruction received similar lessons without the use of bibliotherapy. Children in the control group did not receive any instruction related to individuals with disabilities
  • Results from the Acceptance Scale indicated that all three groups had positive attitudes towards individuals with disabilities, both a pre-test and at post-test. Also, all grades except first grade had an overall positive attitudinal change from pre- to post-test, although these changes were not significant. Teachers noted two significant differences in students in the experimental groups from pre- to post-test. Extended contact, through bibliotherapy using children's literature, was associated with very little movement in self-reported attitudes towards individuals with disabilities. Similar results across all groups initially suggest that more sensitive measures may be necessary to determine significant differences, but further investigation is needed. Alternative explanations for the lack of movement are addressed, as are future suggestions for work in the field
Cataloging source
UPB
Dissertation note
"A University scholar project"--Brigham Young University, 2012.
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illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • theses
Label
Effects of bibliotherapy on elementary students' attitudes towards children with disabilities, by Brianna Kailyn Roth
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Production
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 27-34)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
ix, 130 leaves
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Label
Effects of bibliotherapy on elementary students' attitudes towards children with disabilities, by Brianna Kailyn Roth
Production
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 27-34)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
ix, 130 leaves
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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