ERIC Number: ED038779
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jun
Reference Count: 0
The Relationship among Various Dichotomous Descriptive Personality Scales and Achievement in the Mentally Retarded: A Study of the Relevant Factors Influencing Academic Achievement at Various Chronological Age Levels. Interim Report.
Ringelheim, Daniel; And Others
Five descriptive personality scales evaluating the individual's internal-external orientation were administered to 120 educable mentally handicapped children, 30 each at chronological age levels 9, 11, 13, and 15. Reading and arithmetic achievement tests were also given. Results indicated a significant relationship between three of the personality scales and achievement. In addition, the results demonstrated a significant relationship between the various scales at all age levels under consideration. A developmental trend across the age range was represented with responses tending to move toward an increasingly greater internal frame of reference with increasing age. Almost three-fourths of the document consists of statistical tables and charts as well as copies of the instruments used. (Author/JD)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: New York Univ., NY. School of Education.