International Journal of Applied Science and Technology

ISSN 2221-0997 (Print), 2221-1004 (Online) 10.30845/ijast

Adults’ Attitudes toward Children with Medical Conditions
Laura Nabors

Adults may hold negative attitudes toward children with medical conditions. More information is needed about factors that may be related to these attitudes. This study investigated the relations among sex of participants, experiences with children with medical conditions, expectations for working with children with and without medical conditions, and attitudes toward children with medical conditions. Results of linear regression analyses indicated that the interaction of sex of participants and previous experience with children who had medical conditions predicted attitudes for females, but not for males. Increasing understanding of the variables that influence attitudes toward children with medical conditions will provide information for interventions and for policy to improve inclusion of these children in everyday settings.

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