Appearance or Function: Factors Related to the Likeability of Handicapped Individuals

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Descriptions of obesity, cerebral palsy, and scoliosis were rank-ordered (from one to twenty) and rated on a five-point scale by 75 college students. The descriptions were of two types: with the appearance of an individual on five levels of severity of a disorder and with the appearance and level of functioning of an individual on five levels of severity of a disorder. The ranking data indicated males rank-ordered descriptions of obese individuals different from cerebral palsy (p < 0.01) and scoliosis (p < 0.05) . The ratings of the descriptions were analyzed in two studies with 2 x 2 x ... continued below

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Dawson-Black, Patricia A. (Patricia Ann) May 1983.

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Descriptions of obesity, cerebral palsy, and scoliosis were rank-ordered (from one to twenty) and rated on a five-point scale by 75 college students. The descriptions were of two types: with the appearance of an individual on five levels of severity of a disorder and with the appearance and level of functioning of an individual on five levels of severity of a disorder. The ranking data indicated males rank-ordered descriptions of obese individuals different from cerebral palsy (p < 0.01) and scoliosis (p < 0.05) . The ratings of the descriptions were analyzed in two studies with 2 x 2 x 2 x 5 ANOVA's. Three-way interactions of the level of severity, complexity of description, and type of disorder rated were discussed in terms of likeability of handicapped individuals .

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Dawson-Black, Patricia A. (Patricia Ann). Appearance or Function: Factors Related to the Likeability of Handicapped Individuals, thesis, May 1983; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc504307/: accessed December 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .