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ERIC Number: ED016531
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 9
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SUMMARY OF BEHAVIOR PATTERNS OF NORMAL CHILDREN.
PINNEAU, SAMUEL R.; AND OTHERS
THE INTENT OF THIS STUDY WAS TO DETERMINE THE PATTERNS OF BEHAVIOR OF NURSERY SCHOOL CHILDREN, AND TO DETERMINE HOW THESE ARE RELATED TO BEHAVIOR PATTERNS AND ACHIEVEMENT IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. IN 1930-1938, THE BEHAVIORS OF 138 NURSERY SCHOOL CHILDREN WERE CHARACTERIZED BY THEIR TEACHERS IN TERMS OF 61 MOLAR VARIABLES. SUB-SAMPLES OF THIS GROUP WERE LATER RATED IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ON A SUBSET OF 20 BEHAVIORAL VARIABLES AND ON 6 ACHIEVEMENT MEASURES. PRINCIPLE COMPONENT FACTOR ANALYSIS WITH VARIMAX ROTATIONS WAS USED TO DETERMINE BEHAVIOR PATTERN FACTORS. TEN FACTORS, CONSISTING OF COMBINATIONS OF FROM 5 TO 12 OF THE BEHAVIORAL VARIABLES, WERE FOUND IN THE NURSERY SCHOOL SAMPLE. THESE COULD BE CHARACTERIZED BY SUCH TERMS AS EMOTIONAL REACTIVITY, SOCIABILITY, AND SOCIALIZATION. THE CONSISTENCY OF THE FACTORS WAS DEMONSTRATED BY PERFORMING INDEPENDENT ANALYSES ON HALVES OF THE BASIC SAMPLE. SEPARATE ANALYSES ON BOYS AND GIRLS FOUND SIMILAR FACTORS, BUT THEIR RELATIVE IMPORTANCE IN ACCOUNTING FOR BEHAVIOR VARIANCE DIFFERED. LONGITUDINAL STUDIES COMPARING 69 OF THE CHILDREN AT AGES 3 AND 4 1/2, AND SAMPLES OF 78, 61, AND 32 OF THE CHILDREN IN GRADES 1, 3, AND 5 FOUND SIMILAR BEHAVIOR PATTERNS. BUT SOME NEW FACTORS APPEARED IN THE OLDER CHILDREN. A COMPARISON OF THE NURSERY SCHOOL AND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FACTORS INDICATED THAT ALTHOUGH THE FACTOR PATTERNS WERE MODERATELY CONSISTENT, THE RELATIVE RANKINGS OF THE INDIVIDUAL CHILDREN ON THE FACTORS EXHIBITED LITTLE CONSISTENCY. (THE FULL REPORT OF THIS STUDY IS PS 000 261.) (DR)
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