ERIC Number: ED043152
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Sep
Reference Count: 0
An Investigation of Factors Contributing to Successful and Non-Successful Adjustment of Discharged Retardates.
Hoffman, John L.
Presented is a longitudinal followup study some 4-10 years later of 569 mentally handicapped adults discharged from the Pineland Hospital and Training Center. Described are the setting in which the research was done (the institution, the field, and the State of Maine), relevant literature, the methodology of the data collection and analysis, and the results. Statistical analysis revealed predictive relationships among factors related to the period prior to discharge for successful and non-successful divisions of the categories of post-discharge behavior. These categories considered were: presence or absence of police contact, self-support ability, wage levels, stability of interpersonal ties, and marital status. Implications of the results for theory and practice are discussed. Accompanying the report and separately bound are two documents: the "Tabular Supplement," giving a statistically descriptive longitudinal picture of many aspects of subjects' lives, and the "Biographical Supplement", giving specific personal illustration of various types and levels of post-discharge conditions. (KW)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC. Div. of Research and Demonstration Grants.
Authoring Institution: Pineland Hospital and Training Center, Pownal, ME.