ERIC Number: ED097615
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-May
Reference Count: 0
Parent Ratings of Behavioral Patterns of Youths 12-17 Years. Vital and Health Statistics Series 11, No. 137.
National Center for Health Statistics (DHEW/PHS), Hyattsville, MD.
This report presents basic data on parent ratings of certain behavioral patterns related to growth and development by sex and age for youths 12-17 years of age in the noninstitutionalized population of the United States. The data were obtained from the Health Examination Survey of 1966-70 and should provide information on the behavior of adolescents in the general U. S. population that previously has been unavailable or inadequate. These findings are based on responses given on a self-administered medical history questionnaire. A total of 6,768 youths were examined. A descriptive analysis has been made of the parents' ratings concerning the general health, peer relations, mental development, and emotional health of their offspring. Certain general findings are summarized and compared with results from previous studies of the behavior and development of adolescents. Specific behavioral patterns are examined in relation to general and emotional health evaluations and assessments of mental development. (Author)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Behavior Patterns, Growth Patterns, Individual Development, Parent Child Relationship, Research Projects, Statistical Surveys
Superintendent of Documents, U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C. 20402 (Order No. DHEW-HRA-74-1619; $1.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Health Statistics (DHEW/PHS), Hyattsville, MD.