The purpose of the present study was to determine whether differences in community adjustment existed for three groups of young adults with mental retardation using data organized on the basis of four empirically validated factors identified in prior research. A descriptive discriminant function analysis was used as a follow-up to a statistically significant multivariate analysis of variance F-ratio. Results obtained from the discriminant analysis indicated that five variables (number of limiting factors, earned income, number of support services, living arrangement, number of daytime activities) contributed substantively to separation of the three group centroids.
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An earlier version of this article was presented at the 1991 annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL. Support for this research was provided in part by a grant to the University of Minnesota’s Institute on Community Integration (UAP) by the United States Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (No. GOO8630478).