Portland State University. School of Social Work
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Master of Social Work (MSW)
Fairview Training Center (Salem, Or), People with mental disabilities -- Rehabilitation -- Oregon, Personality assessment
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In May, 1968, Fairview Hospital and Training Center (for the Mentally Retarded) located in Salem, Oregon, initiated its first Manpower Development and Training Program (MDT) coupled with an On-The-Job Training Program (OJT). The OJT portion of the training phase was eventually renamed and is now known as the Jobs Optional Program (JOP). Since the start of the program, a total of 273 residents have participated in the institutional phase and 131 in the JOP phase.
The purpose of this study was to develop a scale that would predict a trainee's (or potential trainee's) success or failure in the JOP phase of the program. It was felt that an individual’s method of coping with everyday patterns of living would influence his success or failure in employment. For example, it was felt that if the trainee was too withdrawn or too hostile that his chances for successful employment would decrease.
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Schilling, Jane C., "Community Vocational Success of Institutionalized Mental Retardates as a Function of Coping Style" (1973). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 1735.