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Moving out: An opportunity for friendship and broadening social horizons?

Citation
Jahoda A, Cattermole M & Markova I (1990) Moving out: An opportunity for friendship and broadening social horizons?. Journal of Mental Deficiency Research, 34 (2), pp. 127-139. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2788.1990.tb01523.x

Abstract
The study investigated the changes in social activities and social network of people with mild learning difficulties who moved from family home and from a long‐stay hospital to live more independently in the cummunity, Twenty‐five people with a learning difficulty, 12 mothers and 33 members of stuff participated in this siudy based on interviews before and alter the move to the community. It was found that people with a learning difficulty participated in more comrminity‐bascd activities after the move but they had very few opportunities to meet non‐handicapped people, Their segregation remained a main source of dissatisfaction with their social life

Journal
Journal of Mental Deficiency Research: Volume 34, Issue 2

StatusPublished
Author(s)Jahoda, Andrew; Cattermole, Martin; Markova, Ivana
Publication date30/04/1990
PublisherWiley Blackwell
ISSN0022-264X
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