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ERIC Number: ED015016
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 268
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
BEHAVIOR PATTERNS OF NORMAL CHILDREN.
PINNEAU, SAMUEL R.; AND OTHERS
DURING THE PERIOD 1930 TO 1938, THE PATTERNS OF BEHAVIOR OF A BASIC SAMPLE OF 138 THREE TO FOUR AND ONE-HALF YEAR-OLD CHILDREN WERE OBTAINED BY TEACHER RATINGS. THE TEACHERS USED A RATING CHART OF 61 BEHAVIOR VARIABLES. TEN BEHAVIOR PATTERNS WERE ISOLATED FROM THIS GROUP. EACH PATTERN, FOR EXAMPLE, EMOTIONAL REACTIVITY, WAS COMPRISED OF SEVERAL BEHAVIOR MANIFESTATIONS, FOR EXAMPLE, (1) DISPLAYS TEMPER, (2) CRIES, AND (3) AROUSED BY THWARTING FROM ADULTS. THE SEVERAL BEHAVIOR MANIFESTATIONS HAD THE COMMON FACTOR DESIGNATED BY THE NAME OF THE PATTERN. MOST OF THE TEN PATTERNS WERE FOUND TO BE CONSISTENT IN FORM FOR DIFFERENT SAMPLES OF CHILDREN. THERE WERE NO QUALITATIVE DIFFERENCES IN BEHAVIOR PATTERNS ON THE BASIS OF SEX. COMPARISONS OF A SUBGROUP OF THE BASIS SAMPLE AT TWO TIME PERIODS, ONE 18 MONTHS AFTER THE OTHER, SHOWED SOME QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE CHANGES IN BEHAVIOR PATTERNS WITH GROWTH OF THE CHILD. SIMILARLY, COMPARISONS OF BEHAVIOR PATTERNS OF THE SAME SAMPLE OF CHILDREN IN FIRST, THIRD, AND FIFTH GRADES INDICATED SOME SHIFTING IN BOTH THE TYPE AND IMPORTANCE OF BEHAVIOR PATTERN DIMENSIONS. THIS STUDY INVESTIGATED BEHAVIOR CHARACTERISTICS OF CHILDREN BY CROSS-SECTIONAL AND LONGITUDINAL APPROACHES. IN GENERAL, THE STUDY FOUND A RELATIVE CONSISTENCY IN THE BEHAVIOR PATTERN FORMS THEMSELVES AND IN THE PATTERNS OF A PARTICULAR CHILD OVER THE TIME PERIOD INVOLVED. (WD)
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Education Level: N/A
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Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Fernando Valley State Coll., Northridge, CA.
Identifiers: California Behavior Inventory Nursery School Child; California (Berkeley); UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA