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ERIC Number: ED048712
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 21
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Studies in Personality Correlates of Learning Potential Status in Adolescent EMRs: Reaction to Frustration and Self-Peer Evaluation. Volume 1, Number 16.
Pines, Ayala; Budoff, Milton
A questionnaire and sentence completion test which consisted of hypothetical frustrating situations in the areas of school, peer and parental relations was administered to 27 educable mentally retarded (EMR) groups of nongainers, gainers and high scorers, defined by the Kohs learning potential (LP) procedure. More able (LP) subjects (high scorers and gainers) responded in an actively positive manner to the frustrations, while the less able (LP) subjects (nongainers) responded more passively, tending not to verbalize active attempts to cope with the hypothetical situations. When asked to evaluate themselves against peers of their own choice, nongainers reported themselves as less able; high scorers and gainers as equal to, or better than their friends. These findings are related to other findings with personality variables for the groups by learning potential and their implications are discussed. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Research Inst. for Educational Problems, Cambridge, MA.