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ERIC Number: ED018256
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 7
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Reference Count: 0
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THE COGNITIVE ENVIRONMENTS OF URBAN PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN. MANUAL OF INSTRUCTIONS FOR ADMINISTERING AND SCORING MOTHER'S ATTITUDES TOWARD CHILD'S BEHAVIOR LEADING TO MASTERY.
HESS, ROBERT D.; AND OTHERS
THIS MANUAL DESCRIBES MEASURES USED IN "THE COGNITIVE ENVIRONMENTS OF URBAN PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN" PROJECT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO. THE SAMPLE FOR THE STUDY CONSISTED OF 163 NEGRO MOTHER-CHILD PAIRS SELECTED FROM 3 SOCIOECONOMIC CLASSES BASED ON THE FATHER'S OCCUPATION AND THE PARENTS' EDUCATION. A FOURTH GROUP INCLUDED FATHER-ABSENT FAMILIES. THE MOTHERS WERE INTERVIEWED AT HOME AND THE MOTHERS AND CHILDREN WERE TESTED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO WHEN THE CHILDREN WERE 4 YEARS OLD. FOLLOW-UP DATA WERE OBTAINED WHEN THE CHILDREN WERE 6 AND AGAIN WHEN THEY WERE 7. TO DETERMINE HER ATTITUDES TOWARDS HER CHILD'S MASTERY BEHAVIOR, EACH MOTHER WAS GIVEN HYPOTHETICAL SITUATIONS IN WHICH HER CHILD'S BEHAVIOR IN MASTERING SKILLS CONFLICTED WITH OTHER PEOPLE OR DAMAGED OBJECTS. APPEALS USED TO CHANGE THE CHILD'S BEHAVIOR WERE SCORED ACCORDING TO 3 BASIC TYPES--(1) THE STATUS-NORMATIVE, (2) THE PERSON-SUBJECTIVE, AND (3) THE COGNITIVE-RATIONAL. AN ADDITIONAL CATEGORY, UNSCORABLE, WAS USED FOR VAGUE OR INAPPROPRIATE RESPONSES. THE SITUATION DESCRIPTIONS AND THE CRITERIA USED FOR SCORING ARE GIVEN, AND THE BASIC SCORING CATEGORIES ARE DISCUSSED. THIS IS A PART OF THE HOME INTERVIEW DESCRIBED IN PS 000 475. (DR)
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Authoring Institution: Chicago Univ., IL. Urban Child Center.
Identifiers: Illinois (Chicago)