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Withdrawn, strong, kind, but de-gendered: non-disabled South Africans’ stereotypes concerning persons with physical disabilities

Hunt, Xanthe and Swartz, Leslie and Rohleder, Poul and Carew, Mark and Hellum Braathen, Stine (2018) 'Withdrawn, strong, kind, but de-gendered: non-disabled South Africans’ stereotypes concerning persons with physical disabilities.' Disability and Society. 1 - 22. ISSN 0968-7599

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Abstract

The present paper examines stereotyping in relation to physical disability and gender in the South Africa. Cross-sectional data for the present study were gathered using free response items in a large survey (n = 1990) examining the attitudes of people without disability towards different facetsof sexuality and disability. The most prominent stereotypes found in thepresent study were those which characterised PWPD as withdrawn and shy, SuperCrips, or happy, funny, and kind. The findings in the present papersuggest that stereotypes of PWPD are not overwhelmingly de-sexualising, but are undifferentiated by gender.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: stereotypes, sexuality, stereotype content model, South Africa
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, Department of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2018 12:56
Last Modified: 16 May 2020 01:00
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/23512

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