ERIC Number: ED115369
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
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Infant Care and Childhood Performance in East Africa.
Munroe, Ruth H.; Munroe, Robert L.
This paper reports on a followup study of the long-term effects of infant care patterns among the Logoli people of East Africa. In the original study, 12 infants, ages 7-13 months, were observed to obtain a measure of the frequency with which the infant was held by the mother and others, latency of response to the infant's crying, and the number of times the mother was inferred to have caused the crying. Followup data were obtained on 8 to 11 of the children at 5 years of age. Children's ability on three standardized tasks (perseverance on a puzzle, an embedded figures test, and a name-learning task) as well as in complex tasks and participation in household chores was evaluated. Study findings appeared to confirm that certain early care variables affect later performance of children. Difficulties in the interpretation of study findings are discussed. (BRT)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Africa