Date of Award


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University or Center

Clark Atlanta University(CAU)

Degree Name


Exceptional Student Education


Ten students were mailed postcards inviting them to participate in the study. The student's demographic data and background data were completed on-site by the researcher. The purpose of this study was to recognize the nonhandicapped sibling, and to examine stress as a factor influencing expressed attitudes towards the handicapped sibling. The research question for this study was: (1) Is there a difference in the levels of stress in siblings of handicapped children as indicated on the Child Anxiety Scale? The Null Hypothesis was: There is no difference in the level of stress as measured by the Child Anxiety Scale.

Results of this research study indicate that siblings of the handicapped show a significantly high level of stress as indicated on the Child Anxiety Scale.

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