Personality characteristics and foster home placements : a study of the development of personality characteristics in relation to successful and unsuccessful foster home placements

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dc.contributor.advisor Ashby, A. C.
dc.coverage.spatial Nova Scotia
dc.creator Murphy, John W., M.S.W.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-09T12:32:09Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-09T12:32:09Z
dc.date.issued 1967
dc.identifier.other HV887 C32 N658
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/22476
dc.description vi, 91 leaves ; 29 cm.
dc.description Bibliography: leaves 90-91.
dc.description Online version unavailable; print version available from Patrick Power Library.
dc.description.abstract This study investigates whether the development of personality characteristics has a direct bearing on adjustment in a foster home. It is an individual research project undertaken at the Maritime School of Social Work in 1966-67. Data for this thesis were collected by means of worker judgments from 110 active cases of the Children’s Aid Society of Halifax, Nova Scotia, as of November 1966. It was found that a significantly high number of wards who had incorporated the five personality characteristics, basic trust, autonomy, initiative, industry and identity, were making successful foster home placements. It was also ascertained that those wards who did not incorporate the personality characteristics were in turn having unsuccessful foster home placements. The findings also indicated that as one characteristic was incorporated it became a base for the following one. It was concluded that the extensive use of the traditional foster home was warranted and the findings also indicated when this setting was inappropriate. An extra chapter on Group Homes was added as a placement of choice for some of the wards who were experiencing unsatisfactory foster home placements due to undeveloped personalities.
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc HV887.C32
dc.subject.lcsh Foster home care -- Nova Scotia -- Halifax
dc.subject.lcsh Personality and situation
dc.title Personality characteristics and foster home placements : a study of the development of personality characteristics in relation to successful and unsuccessful foster home placements
dc.type Text
thesis.degree.name Master of Social Work
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Social Work Program
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)
thesis.degree.grantor Maritime School of Social Work


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