ERIC Number: EJ1033027
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
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Engagement in Retirement: An Evaluation of the Effect of Active Mentoring on Engagement of Older Adults with Intellectual Disability in Mainstream Community Groups
Chng, J. P. L.; Stancliffe, R. J.; Wilson, N. J.; Anderson, K.
Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, v57 n12 p1130-1142 Dec 2013
Background: As adults with intellectual disability age, retirement options need to be explored. One option is to attend a mainstream community group for retirees. Support within these groups could come from group members who are trained to act as mentors for the older adults with intellectual disability. This research evaluated a support training programme, "Active Mentoring", which combines elements of "Active Support" and "Co-worker Training". Method: Three older women with intellectual disability participated in a non-concurrent multiple baseline design. Effect size analyses (Percentage of Non-overlapping Data) were used to evaluate observational data. Results: Active Mentoring was effective in increasing most types of engagement in activities, but there was no observed effect for social engagement. Mentor help also increased. Conclusion: Active Mentoring was effective in eliciting support from mentors, and in increasing activity engagement of older adults with intellectual disability in mainstream community groups.
Descriptors: Adults, Mental Retardation, Aging (Individuals), Retirement, Social Support Groups, Mentors, Training, Females, Effect Size, Observation, Program Effectiveness, Participation, Community Programs, Intervention
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