The impact of exposure to media coverage of the 2012 paralympic games on mixed physical ability interactions

Carew, M., Noor, M. and Burns, J. (2018) The impact of exposure to media coverage of the 2012 paralympic games on mixed physical ability interactions. Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology.

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Abstract

The current work assessed the impact of the 2012 Paralympic Games on psychological factors operating during interactions between physically disabled and non-disabled group members. In a two-wave longitudinal design the pre- to post-Paralympic increase in exposure to Paralympic media coverage led to more positive ingroup norms about disabled people’s competence and improved intergroup contact quality among both physically disabled and non-disabled participants. Moreover, more positive norms about disabled people’s competence partially mediated the relationship between media exposure and contact quality. However, exposure to Paralympic media coverage did not appear to impact embarrassment about intergroup contact within either group.

Findings are discussed in terms of the efficacy and limitations of Paralympic media coverage to improve intergroup relations in the mixed physical ability context.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF075 Psychology. Practice
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF0636 Applied psychology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF0076.5 Psychology research
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV0445 Physical education for people with disabilities
Divisions: Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences > School of Psychology, Politics and Sociology
Depositing User: Prof Jan Burns
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2018 14:36
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2018 18:15
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/17701

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