ERIC Number: ED195876
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Abbreviated Lifestyle Assessment Information as an Indicant of Delinquent Versus High Achieving Male Juveniles.
Nield, John B.; Taylor, James S.
A key concept in understanding a person's lifestyle is family constellation. Data on birth order and ordinal position of a child in the family can provide the trained observer with an immediate impression of grouping within the family and the position an individual perceives himself to hold. Observers trained in lifestyle assessment sought to identify relevant aspects of a person's lifestyle through data provided by family constellation information, using questionnaire results obtained from a sample of high-achieving students and delinquents. The raters, working independently, categorized each subject as either a high-achieving student or a delinquent. The results demonstrate that identification on the basis of simplified family data is possible, although the data do not explain how the trained rater formulates conclusions. Further research to clarify the identification process is desirable and could lead to specific training of life style assessment raters. Such training would have utility for teachers, counselors, school psychologists, and others who interact with children. (Author/CS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology (28th, Amherst, MA, June 13-17, 1980).