ERIC Number: EJ370384
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1988
Assessment of the Perceived School Loneliness and Isolation of Mentally Retarded and Nonretarded Students.
Luftig, Richard L.
American Journal of Mental Retardation, v92 n5 p472-75 Mar 1988
Perceived school loneliness and isolation of 73 partially mainstreamed retarded students (mean age 13.5 years) and their nonretarded peers was assessed using a five-point Likert-type loneliness scale. Retarded students reported significantly more loneliness and isolation than nonretarded peers suggesting that mainstreaming by itself does not eliminate adverse effects of social isolation. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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