ERIC Number: ED105075
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Mar-8
Reference Count: N/A
Self-Actualization in a Rural Disadvantaged Population: Level of Development and Program Utility. Counseling Services Report No. 12.
Conrad, Rowan W.; McMahon, S. Lynne
The Personal Orientation Inventory (POI) was administered to 108 rural disadvantaged students entering the six-State regional Mountain-Plains program. Results indicate a low degree of self-actualization on all scales versus normal adults with no differences observed by sex and only one among States. Ethnic group differences are, however, observed on four scales. In light of Maslow's later conceptualizations, and the nature of the Mountain-Plains program, self-actualization per se does not appear relevant as a general in-program objective for direct attention in educational programs with disadvantaged young adults despite the highly significant differences observed. Rather, self-actualization is seen as relevant only as an ultimate objective for which only foundation work can be accomplished. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mountain-Plains Education and Economic Development Program, Inc., Glasgow AFB, MT.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Personal Orientation Inventory