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    Implicit attitudes towards children with autism versus normally developing children as predictors of professional burnout and psychopathology


    Kelly, Amanda and Barnes-Holmes, Dermot (2013) Implicit attitudes towards children with autism versus normally developing children as predictors of professional burnout and psychopathology. Research in Development Disabilities, 34 (1). pp. 17-28. ISSN 0891-4222

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    Abstract

    Tutors trained in applied behaviour analysis (n = 16) and mainstream school teachers (n = 16) were exposed to an Implicit Relational Assessment Procedure (IRAP) designed to assess implicit attitudes towards individuals with autism versus normally developing individuals. Participants also completed a range of explicit measures, including measures of professional burnout and psychopathology. All participants produced more negative biases towards children with autism compared to children who were normally developing. Increased negativity towards autism on the IRAP predicted similar attitudes on some of the explicit measures and also correlated with increased levels of self-reported psychopathology and professional burnout for the tutors working with children with autism. Results suggest that implicit measures of attitudes may provide a marker for professional burnout.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Implicit; Autism; Attitudes; Burnout; Psychopathology;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Psychology
    Item ID: 5037
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ridd.2012.07.018
    Depositing User: Prof. Dermot Barnes-Holmes
    Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2014 15:35
    Journal or Publication Title: Research in Development Disabilities
    Publisher: Elsevier
    Refereed: Yes
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