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

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.

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 of Mental Deficiency Research: Volume 34, Issue 2

Author(s)Jahoda, Andrew; Cattermole, Martin; Markova, Ivana
Publication date30/04/1990
PublisherWiley Blackwell
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