Master of Arts (MA)
Faculty of Science
The Residents’ Needs Questionnaire was developed to measure attitudes concerning the needs of retarded adults for Physical Existence, Psychological Existence, Submissive Relating, Dominant Relating, Shared Relating, and Environmental Mastery. Two measures, identification of the need and perception of the extent to which the need was actualized, were obtained for each of forty items. The questionnaire was administered to staff, residents, parents, and Advisory Committee members of the David Fisher Residence in Erbsville, Ontario. Results indicated that residents’ needs are identified differently by the four different subject groups, and that residents, staff, and Committee members perceive discrepancies between identified needs and actualized needs. Residents have growth needs (Shared Relating and Environmental Mastery) as well as deficiency needs. Growth needs are less adequately satisfied than deficiency needs.
Reid, Barbara Dianne, "Dimensions of Psychological Health for Retarded Adults in a Community Residence" (1974). Theses and Dissertations (Comprehensive). 1393.