ERIC Number: ED043912
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Adult Socialization: The Effects of Aspiration Upon Role Performance in Rehabilitation Settings.
Albrecht, Gary L.
This paper is concerned with the dynamics of the adult socialization process. The general hypothesis is: the level of aspiration of a patient is positively associated with his socialization (his rehabilitation) outcome. Subjects were 105 patients with spinal cord injuries or amputations. The two aspects of socialization considered in the study are physical functions and attitudinal adjustment. These variables, along with social interaction and aspiration were measured using a variety of techniques and instruments. Results showed: (1) aspiration does have a clear effect on a patient's rehabilitation as measured by level of physical function and as measured by attitudinal adjustment; (2) aspiration is predictive of improvement in physical function and attitudinal adjustment; and (3) a specific goal which is valued by the individual, significant others and the larger society positively affects socialization. (KJ/Author)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.; Emory Univ., Atlanta, GA.
Note: Paper presented at American Psychological Association Meeting, Miami Beach, Florida, September 3-8, 1970