ERIC Number: ED021361
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Reference Count: 0
Public Awareness About Mental Retardation: A Survey and Analysis.
The study was designed to identify the present status of public knowledge concerning mental retardation, and to relate certain population and demographic characteristics to the data. Data were collected through field interviews and questionnaires with precoded probable responses. Descriptive responses are presented for the sample of 1,515 subjects (46 tables). Analyses o the data are provided according to respondent variables of sex (22 tables), age (23), education (23), occupation (23), income (23), race (23), marital status (23), number of children (23), demography (23), geographic areas (10), and religion (23) An analysis of semantic differential (23 figures) and four tables on factor analysis are also included. The appendix gives the instrumentation for the study (including the questionnaire and keys for coding), provides two exhibits on prevalence/incidence, describes the sample design, and gives a bibliography of 36 entries. (BW)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Attitudes, Demography, Educational Background, Exceptional Child Research, Family Characteristics, Geographic Regions, Income, Knowledge Level, Marital Status, Mental Retardation, National Surveys, Occupations, Public Opinion, Questionnaires, Racial Differences, Sex Differences, Statistical Surveys
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Eastern Michigan Univ., Ypsilanti.