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ERIC Number: ED003087
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 288
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THE EFFECT OF INSTITUTIONAL LIVING ON THE VALUES OF MENTALLY HANDICAPPED, DELINQUENT, ADOLESCENT BOYS.
LEMA, DAVID E.
THE SOCIAL INTERACTION IN AN INSTITUTION WAS STUDIED TO DETERMINE ITS INFLUENCE ON VALUE-BELIEF PREFERENCES OF MEMBERS OF A SPECIFIC GROUP. A SAMPLE OF ABOUT 58 MENTALLY HANDICAPPED, DELINQUENT BOYS RANGING IN AGE FROM 12 TO 16 YEARS WAS SELECTED. THE SELECTION WAS BASED ON TIME-IN-RESIDENCE, INTELLIGENCE SCORES, ETIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION, AND SOCIOECONOMIC LEVEL. GROUPINGS WERE MADE FOR ANALYSIS AS A TOTAL SAMPLE, BY INSTITUTION, RACE, AGE, AND TIME-IN-RESIDENCE. THE INSTRUMENTS USED TO MEASURE VALUE-BELIEFS WERE THE PERSONAL AND IMPERSONAL VALUES, ETHICAL, MORAL, AND SOCIAL (VEMS). RESULTS DERIVED FROM ANALYSES AND COMPARISONS SHOWED THAT NO SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCES WERE FOUND IN THE VALUE-BELIEFS OF THE SUBJECTS RELATED TO TIME-IN-RESIDENCE. THE EVIDENCE ALSO SUGGESTED THAT LITTLE EMPHASIS IS PLACED ON TEACHING VALUES IN THE INSTITUTIONS. THE INVESTIGATOR SUGGESTED THAT RESEARCH IS NEEDED TO GENERALIZE ON SPECIFIC ASPECTS OF THE INSTITUTIONAL ENVIRONMENT. (RS)
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Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY. Research Inst.
Identifiers: NEW YORK; New York (Syracuse)