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ERIC Number: ED003460
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 93
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PERSONALITY AND SUCCESS PROFILES CHARACTERISTIC OF YOUNG ADULT MALE RETARDATES.
PECK, JOHN R.; AND OTHERS
MAJOR SUCCESS-FAILURE SYNDROMES WERE STUDIED FROM DATA OBTAINED IN A PREVIOUS STUDY (COOPERATIVE RESEARCH PROJECT NO. 1533) ON 100 MENTALLY RETARDED, YOUNG MALE ADULTS. STRUCTURED INTERVIEWS HAD BEEN CONDUCTED WITH THE SUBJECTS, THEIR PARENTS, AND THEIR SUPERVISORS. FACTOR ANALYSIS HAD DEVELOPED 21 BASIC PREDICTORS OF SUCCESS AND 17 AFTER-TRAINING PERFORMANCE FACTORS. FOR EACH OF 100 SUBJECTS, FACTOR SCORES HAD BEEN DERIVED. THESE DATA ON INDIVIDUALS WERE USED IN THE PRESENT STUDY WITH OBJECTIVES (1) TO DERIVE PROFILES CHARACTERIZING THE PERFORMANCE OF GROUPS OF RETARDATES AND (2) TO RELATE PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS TO PARTICULAR SUCCESS SYNDROMES. THROUGH FACTOR ANALYSIS, HIERARCHICAL GROUPING, AND OTHER STATISTICAL ANALYSES, SUBJECTS WERE GROUPED UNDER EIGHT LABELS--(1) PARENT-ACCEPTED, (2) GOAL ACHIEVING, (3) PASSIVELY ORIENTED, (4) ERRATIC, (5) CONTENTED, (6) SUBSIDIZED, (7) SOCIALLY ORIENTED, AND (8) FAILURE. IT WAS FOUND THAT EFFICIENTLY PERFORMING, SOCIALLY ORIENTED, SATISFIED RETARDATES PERFORMED WELL IN VOCATIONAL, SOCIOCIVIC, AND PERSONAL SUCCESS AREAS. FAILURE PERFORMANCE WAS CHARACTERIZED BY REBELLIOUS ATTITUDES, UNEMPLOYMENT, AND CRITICAL REGARDS FOR OTHERS. PHYSICAL WELL-BEING AND DESIRABLE SELF-CONCEPTS WERE CLOSELY RELATED IN THE PERSONALITY SYNDROMES OF RETARDATES, AND THIS RELATIONSHIP WAS SUGGESTED FOR FURTHER EXPLORATION. (JM)
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Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin.
Identifiers: TEXAS; Texas (Austin)