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Comparative Analysis on Friendship Expectations of Elementary and Middle School Students toward Peers with and without Disabilities

  • Journal of Special Education: Theory and Practice
  • Abbr : JSPED
  • 2012, 13(3), pp.185-208
  • Publisher : Research Institute of the Korea Special Education
  • Research Area : Social Science > Education

Shin, Hyunki 1

1단국대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study was to investigate the students’ friendship expectations(FE) toward peers without disability and those with disabilities (visual and hearing impairments, intellectual disability) and to explore the grade and gender influence. For this purpose, the author collected data from 956 students across 5 schools. The data were collected by the Korean Friendship Expectation Scale. The results were the followings. First, the level of FE of the students toward peers without disability was significantly higher than those toward peers with disabilities. Also, there were significant differences of the FE scores according to the type of disability. Secondly, the lowest grade students rated the highest score toward peers without disability and the highest grade students rated the highest score toward peers with disabilities. Thirdly, the lowest grade students rated higher scores on Intimacy and Morality area but the highest grade students rated higher scores on Ability/Similarity area. Fourthly, Intimacy area score was the highest when rating toward peers without disability, but Morality area score was the highest when rating toward peers with disabilities. Fifthly, there was grade influence on the total scores of FE toward peer with and without disabilities. and gender influence on Intimacy area.

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