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ERIC Number: ED010549
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Sep
Pages: 258
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Reference Count: 0
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ATTITUDES OF PARENTS OF HIGH AND LOW SOCIAL CLASS LEVELS TOWARD THEIR EDUCABLE, MENTALLY HANDICAPPED CHILDREN. FINAL REPORT.
IANO, RICHARD P.; JOHNSON, G. ORVILLE
ATTITUDES OF PARENTS OF EDUCABLE MENTALLY RETARDED (EMR) CHILDREN WERE STUDIED IN AN ATTEMPT TO DETERMINE IF A RELATIONSHIP EXISTED BETWEEN PARENT ATTITUDE AND SOCIAL CLASS STATUS. THE SAMPLE CONSISTED OF 212 PARENTS OF 106 EMR CHILDREN, 9-14 YEARS OF AGE. FAMILIES WERE RANKED FROM HIGH TO LOW ON A FIVE-POSITION SOCIAL CLASS SCALE. INTERVIEWS WERE CONDUCTED IN THE PARENTS' HOMES USING INSTRUMENTS DESIGNED TO ELICIT (1) ATTITUDES, REACTIONS, AND FEELINGS OF PARENTS TOWARD THEIR RETARDED CHILD, AND (2) PARENT ESTIMATES OF THEIR RETARDED CHILD'S ABILITIES. RESULTS OBTAINED FROM ANALYZING THE INTERVIEW DATA WERE--(1) PARENTS IN LOWER SOCIAL CLASSES EXPRESSED POSITIVE ATTITUDES AND HIGH ESTIMATES ABOUT THEIR CHILD MORE OFTEN THAN DID PARENTS IN HIGHER SOCIAL CLASSES, (2) PARENTS EXPRESSED HIGHER ESTIMATES ABOUT THEIR CHILD'S SOCIAL AND INDEPENDENCE ABILITIES THAN THEY DID ABOUT THEIR CHILD'S INTELLECTUAL ABILITIES, AND (3) THE PARENTS IN THIS STUDY SAMPLE DID NOT SEEM TO BE AS NEGATIVE IN THEIR ATTITUDES TOWARD THEIR RETARDED CHILDREN AS PARENTS WERE REPORTED TO BE IN AVAILABLE LITERATURE. (RS)
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Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY. Research Inst.
Identifiers: NEW YORK; New York (Syracuse)