ERIC Number: ED218880
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jul
Reference Count: 0
A Multidimensional Comparison of the Social Adjustment of Mainstreamed Physically Handicapped High School Students and Non-Handicapped Classmates.
Isaacson-Kailes, June; And Others
The document describes a study which investigated the social adjustment of orthopedically handicapped (OH), mainstreamed, high school students by comparing their status with that of their nonOH classmates on several socioaffective measures. An introduction reviews literature on the assumptions underlying mainstreaming and research on the academic and social effects of mainstreaming for handicapped children. Methodology is the topic of another section which outlines the assessment instruments used, including self report measures, the Peer Rating Scale, student folder data, participant observer questionnaires, a parent questionnaire, and a retrospective questionnaire. Noted among findings are that OH youngsters received significantly more positive ratings than their nonOH classmates, OH students feel a greater sense of involvement in their classroom activities, and OH students have lower self esteem with regard to their peers. Included are tables with statistical data and sample copies of scales and questionnaires. (SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Authoring Institution: Westside Community for Independent Living, Los Angeles, CA.