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ERIC Number: ED003065
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 143
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INDICATORS OF DEVELOPMENTAL CHANGE IN LOWER-CLASS CHILDREN.
HUNT, DAVID E.
PERSONALITY VARIATIONS AMONG LOWER-CLASS CHILDREN WERE EXPLORED BY (1) DEVISING AND REFINING THEORY-RELEVANT METHODS OF PERSONALITY MEASUREMENT AND (2) USING THESE METHODS TO INVESTIGATE DEVELOPMENTAL CHANGE AND TO ORGANIZE PROGRAMS OF DIFFERENTIAL EDUCATIONAL TREATMENTS. GROUPS OF SEVERAL HUNDRED STUDENTS FROM A "CULTURALLY DEPRIVED" JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL IN SYRACUSE, NEW YORK, WERE TWICE ADMINISTERED A BATTERY OF 12 MEASURES DURING 2 CONSECUTIVE YEARS. SUCH VARIABLES AS CONCEPTUAL LEVEL, NEGATIVISM, SOCIAL DESIRABILITY, ANXIETY, AND CURIOSITY WERE MEASURED. COMPARISONS WERE MADE BETWEEN THE FIRST- AND SECOND-YEAR SCORES TO DETERMINE A "CHANGE SCORE" FOR EACH VARIABLE. TEACHER RATING AND IQ MEASURES WERE ADMINISTERED DURING THE SECOND YEAR ONLY. RESULTS OF ALL MEASURES WERE ANALYZED BY ESTABLISHING THE FOLLOWING TEST SCORE GROUPS--(1) INDIVIDUAL TEST GROUPS BY SEX, (2) CLASSROOM GROUPS BY SCHOOL GRADE, AND (3) TEST-RETEST CORRELATION GROUPS. CROSS-VALIDATIONS WERE ACCOMPLISHED AND COMPARISONS MADE WITH MIDDLE-CLASS PEER GROUPS ON ALL CONCEPTUAL LEVEL MEASURES. THE MOST SIGNIFICANT RESULTS OF THE OVERALL PROJECT WERE IN THE AREA OF HOMOGENOUS CLASSROOM GROUPING (NOT ORIGINALLY PLANNED FOR INVESTIGATION), WHILE RESULTS OF THE MAJOR PROJECT AIM, THE DEVELOPMENT OF CHANGE INDICATORS, WERE LESS SIGNIFICANT. IT WAS DETERMINED THAT A MORE INDIVIDUALIZED APPROACH MUST BE TAKEN BEFORE REWARDING RESULTS IN THE AREA OF DEVELOPMENTAL CHANGE CAN BE RECOGNIZED. (RS)
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Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY.
Identifiers: NEW YORK; New York (Syracuse)