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ERIC Number: ED176878
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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Early Individuality: Behavioral Dimensions in One-Year-Olds and Dimensional Stability in Infancy. Uppsala Psychological Reports, No. 252, 1979.
Hagekull, Berit; And Others
The purpose of the study was to establish dimensions of functioning accounting for interindividual variation in behavior in the later infancy period and to investigate the stability of the dimensional structure during the infancy period. Factor analyses were performed on parent questionnaire data for 357 infants, aged 11 to 15 months. An 8-factor solution was accepted as the best one and cross-validation analyses showed it to be stable. A comparison with a 7-factor solution previously obtained in a group of 3- to 10-month-old infants revealed high similarity in dimensional structure between the two age groups. Apart from an additional eighth factor appearing in the older sample, the same seven dimensions were obtained. These were named Intensity/Activity, Regularity, Approach-Withdrawal, Sensory Sensitivity, Attentiveness, Manageability, and Sensitivity to New Food. The conceptual status of these factors was discussed. (Author/MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers: Sweden (Uppsala)