ERIC Number: ED186105
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Definition and Structure of Composite Caregiver and Child Behavior.
The purpose of this paper is to describe the composite caregiver and child behavior variables used in the analysis of the data collected in the National Day Care Home Study: a three-year survey of day care homes in the United States. First, most frequently occurring behaviors are indicated. Then, the factor analyses of patterns of behaviors which were used to define the analysis variables are presented. The logical structure and empirical support for these variables are discussed. The process of the final selection of analysis variables based upon theory and empirical data is also described. Lists of caregiver and child behavior variables and definitions, as well as tables indicating definitions and factor analytic support for observation variables, are appended. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Stanford Research Inst., Menlo Park, CA.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, April 7-11, 1980). Best copy available.