ERIC Number: ED251179
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Bates' Infant Characteristics Questionnaire (ICQ) in the Netherlands.
Kohnstamm, Geldolph A.
In comparing research conducted in the Netherlands and the United States on parental reports of child behavior, this document reports several studies in which Dutch parents of children ages 3 to 36 months completed a translated version of Bates' Infant Characteristics Questionnaire (ICQ). In the first part of the Dutch study, 7,000 parents responded to the questionnnaire, which was printed in a Dutch magazine distributed in the Netherlands and Belgium. Results suggested that more attention should be paid to changes in parental judgment related to developmental changes in their children. Test-retest reliability of ICQ factors was also examined in some parents' responses to the ICQ six months later. When the factor analyses of Bates' original sample of Indiana parents and one sample of Dutch parents were compared, striking cross-cultural similarities were found. Another analysis found stable factors across age groups. In other Dutch populations, a relationship was found between perceived "difficultness" of infants and maternal scores on neuroticism, but no relationship was found between ICQ scores and children's language development at 3 to 4 years. (CB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: Belgium; Infant Characteristics Questionnaire (Bates); Netherlands
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