ERIC Number: ED104078
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Survey II: An Investigation of the Adjustment of a Selected Population of Mentally Retarded Young Adults in Oregon. Working Paper No. 54.
Spence, B. J.; And Others
Presented and compared with an earlier study is a survey of socioeconomic and family background and employment success of 59 former students in Oregon secondary classes for the educable retarded. Results of in-depth interviews, employment indexes, and community adaptation schedules (CAS) are reported. The two S groups had similar IQ scores and living arrangements. The earlier group (1968) had more working mothers and more fathers missing from the home and both groups scored below average on the CAS. Other findings reported in the study include less employment success for the 1969 group than for the 1968 group, an inverse relationship between the length of time in special education classes and employment, greater success by program graduates than by dropouts, and no relationship between intelligence level and degree of self-support. Reviewed are results of interviews and work index and CAS scores of the panel (38 Ss from the 1968 study) which demonstrated little change in community adaptation and a wide range of individual differences for the 1-year period. Included in three appendixes are the components of the employment index. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. Rehabilitation Research and Training Center in Mental Retardation.