ERIC Number: ED102446
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
An Analysis of the Social Development and Behavior of Children.
Buck, Mildred R.; Kennealy, Jane
The B-K Parental Checklist, a series of statements pertaining to the development and behavior of children, was employed in obtaining information from parents regarding the social and intellectual competencies of their children. Data collected from the parents of a randomly selected group of 1,155 subjects, in each of three age groups (5-9, 10-12, 13-16), judged to be progressing adequately in school, free of significant maladjustment, and within the average range intellectually, were analyzed. Data obtained from the parents of 151 children classified as mentally retarded and 104 children referred for psychological and psychiatric evaluation were also analyzed. Results indicated that, in general, the parents of the "normal" (NM) children tended to perceive their children as more intellectually and socially competent than did the parents of the educably mentally retarded (EMR) and the psychological-psychiatric referrals (PP). The final construction of the instrument will be employed in assessing children referred for screening for mental retardation and/or psychological-psychiatric problems. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Saint Louis Public Schools, MO.