ERIC Number: ED248660
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Comparison of Family Life Styles in Homes with Slow-learning and Severely Retarded Children.
Mink, Iris Tan; And Others
Cluster analytic studies of the home environment of 115 trainable mentally retarded (TMR) and 218 educable. mentally retarded (EMR) and educationally handicapped (EH) children revealed two taxonomies. In homes with TMR children, there were five family clusters or life styles, while homes with EMR-EH children had seven family clusters. Criterion analysis revealed significant differences between types on family and child characteristics. Three of the clusters in each taxonomy were highly similar. Both the cohesive, harmonious family (TMR) and the child-oriented, concordant family (EMR-EH) were considered growth promoting for the developing child. Similarities were also noted for the TMR and EMR-EH low disclosure, unharmonious families and for the two disadvantaged groups. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Convention of the Western Psychological Association (San Francisco, CA, April 28, 1983). For related information, see EC 170 438.