ERIC Number: ED197556
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
An Identification of Social/Interpersonal Skills Relevant to Job Tenure for Mentally Retarded Adults. Center Paper No. 115.
Peterson, Susan; Foss, Gilbert
The purpose of the study was to prepare a summary list of on the job social/interpersonal behavior areas as identified both in the professional literature and in assessment instruments concerned with mentally retarded adults; and determine which of these behavior areas were considered to be most relevant to job tenure, as viewed by rehabilitation service providers. The Ss were 68 job placement personnel at sheltered workshops in 11 western states. The results indicated strong agreement among the respondents on the extent to which each behavior areas was relevant to job tenure. Based on the frequency of response, the following eight social/interpersonal areas were rated as most relevant to job tenure: (1) following supervisor instructions; (2) responding appropriately to supervisor criticism or correction; (3) refraining from exhibiting bizarre or irritating behavior; (4) working independently of direct supervision; (5) maintaining an appropriate personal appearance; (6) interacting appropriately with coworkers while on the job; (7) controlling aggressive behavior; and (8) requesting assistance as needed. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rehabilitation Services Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. Rehabilitation Research and Training Center in Mental Retardation.