ERIC Number: ED214336
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May-25
Reference Count: 0
Family Perceptions of Responsibility for Mentally Retarded Children.
Suelzle, Marijean; Keenan, Vincent
Data from a mail survey completed by 330 parents of mentally retarded children were analyzed to identify patterns of attributions of causality for the retardation. Results revealed that type of attribution was differentially associated with family background (race), stage at which the child is diagnosed, and utilization of services (extensiveness of physician contact and decision to institutionalize). There was a close correspondence between attributions reported as made by physicians and parents' self reported attributions. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Dept. of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities, Springfield.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy on Mental Retardation (Detroit, MI, May 25, 1981).