ERIC Number: ED223035
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Age Related Personality Characteristics of Epileptic Children: Parent and Child Reports.
Kralj, M. M.; And Others
Personality characteristics of 101 epileptic children in two age groups (5-11 and 11-16) were studied by means of the child-reported Missouri Children's Picture Series and the mother-reported Missouri Problem Behavior Checklist. Scores for each age group across both parent and child reports were compared to published norms. A one-way multivariate analysis of variance was conducted to determine age related differences. Results indicated that on child report, both the younger and older groups scored well within the range reported for normal children and that older children reported lower activity levels and less maturity than younger Ss. In contrast, mothers' reports did not discriminate between age groups but indicated levels of probem behaviors that significantly exceeded published norms for the entire sample. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association (Baltimore, MD, April 15-18, 1982).