The primary purpose of this study was to determine if and how the perceptions of general education students toward their peers with severe disabilities changes when they participate in a peer tutoring program. The study was conducted in a suburban/rural district in Utah and included 102 participants in treatment and control groups over three junior high schools. The data found mixed results. One of the three schools had a significant difference in the attitudes of the treatment group after being part of a peer tutoring program. The study shows that being part of a peer tutoring program can have a positive impact on the attitudes and perceptions of students in general education.
College and Department
David O. McKay School of Education; Counseling Psychology and Special Education
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Hunsaker, Amanda Kim, "The Effects of Peer Tutoring on Junior High General Education Students' Attitudes Toward Students with Severe Disabilities" (2014). Theses and Dissertations. 4405.
peer tutoring, special education, perceptions, attitudes, severe disabilities