ERIC Number: ED147012
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Feb
Reference Count: 0
A Longitudinal Survey of School Behavior Problems. Interim Report No. 25.
Rubin, Rosalyn A.; Balow, Bruce
This report describes an investigation to determine the frequency and consistency with which elementary school children are identified by their teachers, over a period of years, as presenting behavior problems within the school setting. A large sample of urban white children, measured on a number of school-related variables (SES, IQ, school readiness, language development and school achievement), were followed through the course of their elementary school years. One or more teacher ratings of behavior were obtained for 1,570 children over a 7-year period. Subjects with at least three ratings were divided into three groups: No Problem, Behavior Problem, and Inconsistent Classifications. Resulting data include: (1) an analysis of behavior problems by sex and grade level; (2) cumulative rating totals; and (3) a comparison of the three subject groups on the school related variables. Over half of all study subjects were identified as problems by some teachers but not by others, and about 3% of the population were identified as problems by each of six consecutive teachers. These and other findings are discussed. (BF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Dept. of Psychoeducational Studies.