ERIC Number: ED030476
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Social Antecedents of Preschool Children's Behaviors. Report Number 2.
This study was made to identify and measure social-environmental characteristics of low income children and to analyze the relationship of these variables to cognitive and socioemotional measures taken shortly after entrance into Head Start. It was felt that such information would be useful to teachers and curriculum planners who wished to devise experiences for Head Start children based on defined areas of deprivation. Data was obtained from Head Start children and their mothers. These low and middle income mothers were administered the Social-System Interview, based on the open-systems theory. Only the variable of hierarchical order was investigated. Because of the small sample (45 children and 45 mothers) and the large error variances, no definite conclusions were reached about the relationship between the mothers' attitudes and the performance of the children. It was found that the low income group was quite heterogeneous in attitude. (WD)
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Child Rearing, Cognitive Measurement, Disadvantaged, Environmental Influences, Family Environment, Hypothesis Testing, Low Income Groups, Parent Attitudes, Parent Child Relationship, Preschool Children, Social Characteristics, Social Environment, Socioeconomic Influences, Systems Approach
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Head Start Evaluation and Research Center.; Merrill-Palmer Inst., Detroit, MI.
Identifiers: Cincinnati Autonomy Test Battery; Open Systems Theory; PROJECT HEAD START; Wechsler Preschool Primary Scale of Intelligence