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ERIC Number: ED316334
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Feb
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
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Selected Behavioral Characteristics of Misbehaved Third Grade Students in the Republic of Panama.
de Setton, Lea S.; And Others
Because little was known about children with behavior problems in the public schools of the Republic of Panama, researchers studied 100 Panamanian third-grade students with behavior problems. Most subjects were male, scored low on intelligence and achievement measures, and were from low income families. Variables investigated included behavior, self-concept, parents' child-rearing practices, and family environment. Data were obtained from students, their teachers, and family members. Measures used included the Spanish translated versions of the Revised Behavior Problem Checklist, the Piers-Harris Children's Self-Concept Scale, the Cornell Parent Behavior Description, and the Family Environment Scale. In general, the third-grade students were low in self-concept, cognitive processing, and intellectual maturity. They also demonstrated a variety of behavior problems. The children perceived their family environment as independent and expressive, with hardly any control and recreation; they indicated that they often received support from their parents. A multimodal treatment approach was recommended as a means to alleviate the problems faced by the children. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Panama