ERIC Number: ED219910
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Apr
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Factor Analysis of the Quay Peterson Behavior Problem Checklist across Racially Different Exceptional Children.
Gajar, Anna Helen; Hale, Robert L.
The factor structure of the Quay Peterson Behavior Problem Checklist was investigated with 358 children identified for or placed in special education classes for the emotionally disturbed, learning disabled, and educable mentally retarded. Ss were selected across racial backgrounds to determine the scale's efficacy in measuring personality dimensions in racially different exceptional children. Similarity across races was found on the factors labeled in previous studies as conduct disorders, personality problem, and immaturity/inadequacy. A fourth factor, including items of laziness in school, irresponsibility, dislike for school, was found to be race specific. This factor was interpreted as resistance by black exceptional students toward the expectations within a white academic environment. (Author/SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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