Implicit and Explicit Measurement of Pre-Service Teachers’ Attitudes Toward Autism Spectrum Disorder

We examined how a short-term training on autism affected the attitudes of 50 pre-service teachers towards students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Results showed that explicit attitudes significantly improved after training, while implicit attitudes remained neutral. The study suggests that future research on sensitive topics should combine both measures, and that explicit attitudes may be more susceptible to bias than implicit attitudes.

Untersuchung der Einstellung zu Inklusion: Validierung und faktorenanalytische Überprüfung einer Kurzversion der PREIS-Skala

Die Studie prüft die Kurzskala PREIS-K zur Messung von Einstellungen zum inklusiven Schulsystem. Die Skala zeigt eine stabile Faktorenstruktur und Messäquivalenz zwischen Lehrkräften und Eltern. Sie ermöglicht ökonomische Untersuchungen der Einstellungen zu Inklusion und eignet sich für große Vergleichs- und Längsschnittstudien.

What do I think about Inclusive Education? It depends on who is asking: Experimental evidence for a Social Desirability Bias in attitudes towards Inclusion

In this study we found that attitudes towards inclusive education are significantly influenced by social context (i.e. the perceived attitude of the organization conducting the survey). Social desirability, a neglected issue in this research area, challenges the validity of numerous studies, as a positive bias emerges when participants are surveyed by a university. The study suggests steps to reduce validity problems caused by social desirability in researching attitudes towards inclusion.

Attitudes towards inclusive education

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