Attitudes of superintendents of institutions for the mentally retarded towards deinstitutionalization: A cross-cultural perspective

Adital Ben Ari, Jim Conroy, Malca Molcho, Edward Newman, Shunit Reiter

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Abstract

A cross-cultural study was conducted on the attitudes of superintendents of institutions regarding deinstitutionalization in the United States and in Israel. The attitudes of 29 superintendents from Israel ware compared with the attitudes of 181 American superintendents. The most general finding was that in spite of important legislative and demographic differences, in both countries the attitudes were neither highly in favor nor strongly against deinstitutionalization. Most respondents in both countries believed that the parents of the mentally retarded do not generally support deinstitutionalization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)303-312
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Rehabilitation Research
Volume8
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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