ERIC Number: ED162198
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
The Psychological Effects of Mobile Home Living Upon a Selected Group of Wheelchair College Students.
The physical barriers in mobile homes were removed, and modifications made, to accommodate wheelchair students. These selected students were tested to determine psychological factors which might be important in mobile home living. The results of personal interviews, psychological tests and personal observation indicated that the physical surroundings and physical adjustment go hand in hand with psychological adjustment. The nature and range of personal problems decreased as a result of mobile home living for the students (N=10) in the study. The direction of the study was such that all students felt very strongly that they profited from the experience in independent living. There were more people visiting them in the mobile home than in the dormitory, while the effect on grades was mixed. Overall, the participants rated the experiment a success. (Author/BN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A