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ERIC Number: ED309887
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jul
Pages: 24
Abstractor: N/A
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Longitudinal Study of Developmental Problems of Children: Comparison between Japan and U.S.A.
Ueda, Reiko
Two studies investigated behavioral problems in childhood. Study 1 longitudinally investigated similarities and differences in enuresis and nailbiting among Japanese and American children. Incidences of enuresis decreased as subjects' age increased. Socio-cultural and family tolerance were related to incidences of nailbiting. In Study 2, changes in behavioral problems of 1- to 17-year-old children and determining factors were investigated. Findings indicated that quantities and qualities of behavioral problems changed with children's development. In the process of change, both child and environmental factors contributed dynamically. These factors included family attributes in preschool years, school life and sibling relationship in school years, and temperament and character in adolescence. It is concluded that findings reveal a need for a comprehensive developmental approach to the behavioral problems of children that takes into consideration family, school, and community contexts. Four figures and six tables are included. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Japan