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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 5/2014

01-05-2014 | Original Paper

Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the University Context: Peer Acceptance Predicts Intention to Volunteer

Auteurs: Emily Gardiner, Grace Iarocci

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 5/2014

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Abstract

With growing numbers of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) entering post-secondary institutions, strategies are needed to facilitate the social integration of these students. The goal of this study was to examine the role of various factors in university students’ acceptance of, and intention to volunteer with, a peer with ASD. Both contact quantity and quality emerged as significant predictors of acceptance; however, for those who had experienced direct contact with individuals with ASD, only perceived quality emerged as significant. Moreover, acceptance played a significant role in participants’ likelihood of signing up to volunteer. These findings point to the central role that positive experiences play in attitude formation for this population.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the University Context: Peer Acceptance Predicts Intention to Volunteer
Auteurs
Emily Gardiner
Grace Iarocci
Publicatiedatum
01-05-2014
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 5/2014
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-013-1950-4