Limited research exists on what the general population knows about ASD. Previous research that does exist shows that there is variability in what people believe as symptoms, causes, and treatments of ASD. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect that ASD training has on university students’ general knowledge about ASD. One hundred two college-aged students were randomly assigned to one of three conditions: Myths and Facts condition, Myths condition, or Control condition. Pretest and posttest data were collected to examine the likeliness of participants correctly identifying general knowledge of ASD. A mixed-model ANOVA and independent samples t-tests showed that from pretest to posttest, an ASD Myths and Facts Presentation as well as an ASD Myths Presentation significantly increased the likelihood of participants correctly identifying knowledge about ASD. Qualitative data was also examined regarding the percentage of participants answering in agreement to each question from pretest to posttest.
|Commitee:||Everett, Gregory, McKenney, Elizabeth|
|School:||Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville|
|School Location:||United States -- Illinois|
|Source:||MAI 57/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Psychology, Clinical psychology|
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