Neighbors often presume that group homes (GHs) have negative effects on their neighborhoods, but it is unclear how often GHs actually have adverse effects.
Neighbors of GHs and a matched set of people who did not live near a GH were into viewed.
Neighbors of GHs were asked about their experiences with the specific GH near them, while « non-neighbors » were asked similar questions about their expectations of what it would be like to live near a GH.
For both negative (e.g., noise, traffic) and positive effects (e.g., learning about disabilities) of GHs, non-neighbors expect GHs would have a much greater impact on them than what was actually reported neighbors.
This research supports prior findings that expectations of negative effects are much greater than what is actually experienced by neighbors.
It also suggests that GH operators might wish to capitalize on the positive expectations that may be overshadowed by the more commonly voiced negative expectations.
Mots-clés Pascal : Traitement communautaire, Trouble psychiatrique, Trouble développement, Attitude, Environnement social, Perception sociale, Psychiatrie communautaire, Homme, Voisinage, Maison communautaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Community treatment, Mental disorder, Developmental disorder, Attitude, Social environment, Social perception, Community psychiatry, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0430586
Code Inist : 002B18I11. Création : 19/12/1997.