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ERIC Number: ED018883
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 87
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Reference Count: 0
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THE RELATIONSHIP OF VOCATIONAL OUTLOOK AND SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS FOR ADOLESCENT EDUCABLE MENTALLY HANDICAPPED.
JONES, PHILIP ROBERT
THE PURPOSE OF THE STUDY WAS TO INVESTIGATE THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE VOCATIONAL OUTLOOK OF HIGH SCHOOL EDUCABLE MENTALLY HANDICAPPED (EMH) STUDENTS AND THE TYPE OF HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM IN WHICH THEY WERE ENROLLED. POSSIBLE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN EMH STUDENTS' VOCATIONAL OUTLOOK AND AGE, SEX, RACE, INTELLECTUAL LEVEL, READING ACHIEVEMENT LEVEL, WORK EXPERIENCE HISTORY, AND HOME BACKGROUND WERE ALSO CONSIDERED. DATA WERE COLLECTED FROM 13 HIGH SCHOOLS IN ILLINOIS WHICH OPERATED TWO OR MORE SPECIAL CLASSES DURING THE 1965-66 SCHOOL YEAR. THE SAMPLE INCLUDED 202 MALES AND 171 FEMALES WHO RANGED IN AGE FROM 13 TO 21 YEARS. VOCATIONAL OUTLOOK OF EMH STUDENTS WAS MEASURED BY A COULD YOU EVER SCALE, A GROUP TEST CONSTRUCTED FOR THE STUDY. EACH PROGRAM WAS RATED ON A PROGRAM CRITERIA INDEX, ALSO CONSTRUCTED BY THE INVESTIGATOR. THE STUDY FOUND (1) A SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE IN IQ GROUPINGS BETWEEN MALES AND FEMALES WITH MORE MALES IN THE HIGHER IQ GROUPINGS, (2) NO SIGNIFICANT RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN STUDENTS' VOCATIONAL OUTLOOK AND THE NATURE OF THE PROGRAM IN WHICH THEY WERE ENROLLED, (3) FEMALES LESS APPROPRIATE IN THEIR VOCATIONAL OUTLOOK THAN MALES, (4) A DECREASE WITH AGE IN INAPPROPRIATE RESPONSES ON VOCATIONAL OUTLOOK, (5) AS A GROUP NON-WHITE SUBJECTS WERE MORE INAPPROPRIATE IN VOCATIONAL OUTLOOK THAN WHITE, (6) A LESS APPROPRIATE OUTLOOK IN THE LOWER IQ GROUP OF SUBJECTS, (7) MORE APPROPRIATE ATTITUDES IN VOCATIONAL OUTLOOK OF MALES FOLLOWING COMMUNITY WORK PLACEMENT, AND (8) MORE APPROPRIATE VOCATIONAL ATTITUDES IN STUDENTS FROM THE FATHERS' HIGHER LEVEL OF OCCUPATIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL GROUPS THAN IN THOSE FROM THE FATHERS' LOWER LEVEL GROUPS. IMPLICATIONS FOR PROGRAM PLANNING ARE MADE, AND FURTHER STUDIES ARE SUGGESTED. A BIBLIOGRAPHY CONTAINS 32 REFERENCES, AND APPENDIXES PRESENT THE PROGRAM CRITERIA INDEX AND THE COULD YOU EVER SCALE. (DF)
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Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana.
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