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ERIC Number: ED239422
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Oct-3
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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Attitudes towards Deinstitutionalization Held by Family Members of Institutionalized Mentally Retarded Persons.
David, Jim; And Others
Parents/correspondents (N=500) of residents at a large public residential facility for the retarded were surveyed concerning their attitudes toward the community placement of their family member. One-half of the surveys originated from and were returned to the public facility, the other half of the surveys originated from and were returned to the Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (D.D.P.C.) to control for respondent bias. The survey return rate was 64%. Of those returned, 74% indicated that the public facility was the most appropriate placement at the present time and 67% indicated that the public facility would be the most appropriate placement in the future. A majority of the parents/correspondents (79%) indicated that they were satisfied with the programming and care provided by the public facility and only 14% agreed with a court order to reduce the population in the state facilities. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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