Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Social Work (MSW)


Social Work

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1 online resource (39p.)


Fairview Training Center (Salem, Or.), People with mental disabilities -- Rehabilitation -- Oregon, Personality assessment




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 For example, it was felt that if the trainee was too withdrawn or too hostile that his chances for successful employment would decrease.


A report submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Social Work, Portland State University, 1973.

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