ERIC Number: ED040411
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Hyperactivity and Minor Physical Anomalies in Elementary School Children.
Waldrop, Mary F.; Goering, Jacob D.
The basic hypothesis of this study was that among elementary school boys, those judged by their teachers to be hyperactive would have significantly more minor physical anomalies than those boys judged by their teachers to be non-hyperactive. A total of 46 hyperactive and 44 non-hyperactive children as rated by their teachers were the experimental and control groups. A total anomaly score and a weighted anomaly score were computed for each child. Results of the study include: (1) there was a significant mean difference in anomaly scores for males and females; (2) hyperactive behavior is associated with the presence of minor physical anomalies in boys, not girls; and (3) there was no difference in the anomaly score for Negroes and the anomaly score for Caucasians. (KJ)
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Behavior Rating Scales, Black Students, Blacks, Congenital Impairments, Hyperactivity, Males, Physical Characteristics, Sex Differences, Student Behavior
Mrs. Mary F. Waldrop, Child Research Branch, National Institute of Mental Health, Building 15K, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, Maryland . (No price is quoted)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park.; National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.