ERIC Number: ED256485
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr-28
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Spherical Model Integrating Academic Competence with Social Adjustment and Psychopathology.
Schaefer, Earl S.; And Others
This study replicates and elaborates a three-dimensional, spherical model that integrates research findings concerning social and emotional behavior, psychopathology, and academic competence. Kindergarten teachers completed an extensive set of rating scales on 100 children, including the Classroom Behavior Inventory and the Child Adaptive Behavior Inventory. Factor analysis of these behavior rating scales replicated the major dimensions of academic competence, considerateness versus hostility, and extraversion versus introversion. Multidimensional scaling analysis revealed a spatial configuration or map of the interrelationships of the various behavior scales. Scales that had been developed to measure apathy and asocial behavior contributed to a more detailed description of sectors in the model. Sectors of the unified model that integrate domains of cognition, conation, and affect corresponded with the major diagnostic categories of the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder" (3rd ed.) and with dimensions of child behavior identified in other studies. Thus, it is suggested that the unified spherical model may contribute to more comprehensive studies of child behavior and to the integration of research findings within and across studies. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Sponsor: March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, Washington, DC.; National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
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