Measurement methods to assess intellectual disability stigma

Shirli Werner*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Adequate measurement tools are mandatory in order to enable researchers to examine the extent and severity of stigma and develop effective stigma change interventions. However, the theoretical foundations and methodological frameworks in this field are underdeveloped. This chapter highlights the main theoretical and methodological challenges facing this field, and presents a summary of leading scales. Finally, recommendations for further scale development are provided.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationIntellectual Disability and Stigma
Subtitle of host publicationStepping Out from the Margins
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781137524997
ISBN (Print)9781137524980
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2016

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  • Measurement
  • Methodological challenges
  • Stigma measurement
  • Theoretical challenges


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