ERIC Number: ED287602
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Mar
Personality Correlates of Conceptual Tempo.
Bomba, Anne K.; And Others
Temperament characteristics of 63 4- and 5-year-olds were assessed for the purpose of investigating the relationship between classifications of conceptual tempo and underlying personality factors. Subjects were classified as impulsive, reflective, fast accurate, and slow accurate on the basis of performance on Form A of Wright's (1971) Kansas Reflective-Impulsive Scale for Preschoolers (KRISP). McDevitt and Carey's (1978) 100-item Behavioral Style Questionnaire (BSQ) was used to assess temperament. The questionnaire was filled out by a parent of each subject and includes separate scales for activity, adaptability, approach, distractibility, intensity, mood, persistence, rhythmicity, and threshold. Data indicated that errors on the KRISP were related to the personality variables of activity, adaptability, and distractibility, but latency to first response scores on the KRISP were related to none of the personality variables. No significant differences were found for the four conceptual tempo groups or any of the nine temperament characteristics. It is concluded that conceptual tempo is relatively independent from temperament. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Oklahoma Home Economics Association (Chickasha, OK, March 1987).