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ERIC Number: ED124305
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 17
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Achievement Motivation in Four-Year-Olds: An Evaluation of a Community Intervention Program.
Rosenberg, Leon A.
This paper presents a study of lower socioeconomic status children who were exposed to a Parent-Child Center stimulation program from infancy to age 3. Center children (N=10) were compared to a control group (N=10) having a group care experience, another control group (N=10) with no prior experience of any kind, and a middle socioeconomic status group (N=10) with no prior intervention. All children entered nursery school at ages 3 - 31/2. Each child had completed 3-4 months of nursery school when a behavior coding system was used to make observational records of each child during free play. The effect of the Parent-Child Center program on the development of achievement oriented behavior was positively demonstrated in terms of differences between experimental and control groups of lower SES and the finding of no difference between the experimental group and the middle SES sample. The study demonstrated both an effect of a Parent-Child Center program and the existence of differences in achievement oriented behavior associated with SES levels. (SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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