Social judgments of integrated and segregated students with mental retardation toward their same-age peers

The study with 60 mildly retarded students (at elementary, junior, and senior high levels) found that elementary level retarded students and students in primarily segregated settings rated peers (both retarded and nonretarded) more negatively than did older students or students in primarily integrated settings. Junior high students, however, favored retarded peers.


Education and Training in Mental Retardation


  • Reuben Altman
  • Timothy J. Lewis

Prevention Level

  • Tertiary


  • PBS Coaches
  • Specialists
  • Teachers

System Impact

  • Individual Student


  • Developmental Disabilities