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ERIC Number: ED058950
Record Type: RIE
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Pages: 22
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Early Patterns of Parent and Child Behavior: Can We Identify High and Low Risk Combinations?
This study addresses itself to the development of a valid method for identifying a high-risk group of preschool children. The design used is longitudinal and attempts to relate early child and parent behavior patterns to various outcome measures as the child grows older. This paper reports the behavior patterns of a group of two-year-olds and how their parents are responding to them, and attempts to predict how these early patterns will relate to later measures. The sample was recruited from families receiving their pediatric care from two groups of pediatricians practicing private medicine. Sample requirements included: (1) The child must be free of chronic illness or disability, and between the ages of 21 and 27 months inclusive at the time of the home interview; (2) Approximately equal numbers of boys and girls were to be recruited; (3) The families were to have both parents present, be economically self-sufficient, and the mother not working full time; and (4) The sample should include as broad a spectrum of childrearing practices as possible. For each person (mother, father, child) the individual items and summary scores describing the behavior of the person in question were factored and various solutions rotated and examined until a solution was chosen as likely to be most useful for predictive purposes and open to verification by direct observation. Factors chosen for study included: (1) aggressive resistant, (2) toilet training and bedtime problems, (3) approach, and (4) withdraw. (CK)
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Note: Paper presented at the meeting of the Academy of Pediatrics, Chicago, Illinois, 1971