The Effect of Individual Guidance on Maladjusted Children with Respect to Personality Development and Achievement in Reading Page: 7
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Tm EfFSCfS OP fHS SCHOOLS OR fm WALADJU3r?D CHILD -
fles&iiig of Maladjustment
Iducational literature contains numerous interpretations
of the terra maladjustment* The term maladjustment in this
study means defective or inadequate adjustment, the state of
"being out of harmony with one* a surroundings from failure
to effect a satisfactory adjustment "between on®1® desires and
fhe inability or ref&aal to conform on account of will-
fulness or any other saws# classifies a pupil as socially
maladjusted and hence in need of some type of adjustment*
Social 'Reasons for the Increase of Maladjustment
Conditions in our social order have rendered large num-
bers of children socially maladjusted to some degree* Our
increasingly complex social structure has "brought forcibly to
our attention the type of adjustment demanded in our remodeled
and dynamic world* Not merely outward adaptation to a machine-
made irorld is needed * "but ale© an inner adjustment of crarirtgs,
impulses, ideas, beliefs, and ideals. Our physical well-
being is more secure than it has ever been. This generation
has witnessed striking advances in prevention and cure of
diseases. Hew knowledge concerning human health has been
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Leith, Beulah Thornton. The Effect of Individual Guidance on Maladjusted Children with Respect to Personality Development and Achievement in Reading, thesis, 1950; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130212/m1/21/: accessed April 30, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .