ERIC Number: ED104086
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Development of a Self-Description Test to Measure Community Adjustment of Mildly Retarded Young Adults. Working Paper No. 75.
Seventy-seven educable retarded adults (17- to 29-years old) who were former special education students were involved in the evaluation of a Forced Choice Self-Description Inventory (FCI) designed to measure community adjustment. Ss had been rated by their vocational rehabilitation counselors on a multiple criterion scale of community adjustment requiring ratings of "community integration", "employability", and "social adjustment". Ss were tested in their homes in an approximate 2-hour interview testing session. Project findings included a description of similarities and differences between the successful and non-successful Ss in terms of their reported social, schooling, employment, and present living conditions; measures of their social cue interpretation ability as determined by the Test of Social Inference (TSI); and their choices on the FCI. Subsets of items on the FCI clearly separated those Ss rated high by their vocational counselors from those rated low. The TSI data provided far less clear high-low group separations. (LS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. Rehabilitation Research and Training Center in Mental Retardation.