ERIC Number: ED253979
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Incidence of Moderate and Severe Retardation.
Beck, Frances W.
The relationship of the variable of social class to moderate and severe retardation was examined with 148 moderately and severely retarded students (4-12 years old) enrolled in special classes within the public school system. The effects of race and sex were also considered. A. Hollingshead's Two Factor Index of Social Position was used to determine the socioeconomic class. A significant increase in moderate and severe retardation was found in the lower socioeconomic groups; the incidence of males was not significantly higher, but there was a significant increase in occurrence in an ethnic group. Results of the study did not support the position taken by many authorities that the incidence of moderate and severe retardation is stable across socioeconomic groups. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Hollingshead Two Factor Index of Social Position
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (13th, New Orleans, LA, November 14-16, 1984).