ERIC Number: ED226559
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Hyperactivity-Associated Behaviors in the Social-Ecological Context of Preschools.
Brown, Elizabeth D.
The study investigated the reactions of social agents to the hyperactivity-associated behaviors of 82 nondiagnosed preschool children. Observational data were collected during structured, learning periods and unstructured, free time periods. Results showed that not only did intrusive vocal noise attract teacher attention in the same type of environment, but it crossed the experimental parameter to explain a significant portion of the variance in teacher intervention in a different type of environment. While noise made with objects seemed not to draw a reprimand from teachers during class time, it did attract the teacher during play periods (probably because the noise was louder during play). Off task behavior also attracted teacher attention. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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).