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ERIC Number: ED073596
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 22
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A Longitudinal Study of the Correlates of Children's Social Behavior.
Feldhusen, John F.; And Others
Reported was an 8 year longitudinal study of social and antisocial behavioral correlates in 1550 third, sixth, and ninth grade children identified as either aggressive-disruptive or prosocial by their teachers. A more intensive study was made of 192 aggressive-disruptive and 192 prosocial children. Data included interviews, individual tests (such as the Kvaraceus Delinquency Proneness Scale), family rating by means of the Glueck Family Interaction factors and data on intelligence and academic achievement as reported in school records. Among the findings after 8 years were that 48% of the aggressive-disruptive group were found to have police records as compared to 22% of the prosocial group. Family factors found more commonly in the aggressive-disruptive children included inappropriate paternal discipline and inadequate maternal supervision. In school the aggressive-disruptive children were characterized by lower IQs and increasing gaps between achievement levels and expected performances. The Glueck measure was found to be a more effective predictive instrument than the Kvaraceus scale. Rank in high school graduating class was predicted by a multiple correlation of .88, while social adjustment was reported to be predicted with a multiple correlation of .82. Incidence of police contacts was predicted with 69% accuracy and juvenile court appearances with 76% accuracy. (DB)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, February, 1973)