Children's attitudes toward disabled peers: a self-report measure

Document Type



Paediatrics and Child Health (East Africa)


Reliable and valid measures of children's attitudes toward disabled peers are critical prerequisites for the study of determinants and modifiability of attitudes. Methodological guidelines exist by which to develop and assess children's self-report measures, however existing instruments seldom fulfill these criteria. The present report describes the development of a measure of children's attitudes toward handicapped peers. Results indicated that the measure is reliable, internally consistent, and shows good construct validity. The measure has potential value in the study of determinants of children's attitudes and in the evaluation of programs designed to improve attitudes.


This work was published before the author joined Aga Khan University.

Publication (Name of Journal)

Journal of Pediatric Psychology