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ERIC Number: ED417007
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Nov
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
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The Identification of Maladaptive Coping Strategies Exhibited by Elementary School Students Raised in Single Care-Giver Homes.
Adams, Melanie S.; Kariuki, Patrick
This study compared the coping strategies used by children residing with single caregivers to those used by children residing with dual caregivers. Participating were 30 children in grades 4 through 6: 15 children living in families with 1 adult present and 15 children living in families with at least 2 adults present. Measures of anxiety, attention, aggression, externalization, and internalization were obtained by means of the Child Behavior Checklist, based on daily classroom observations of behavior and coping strategies that were recorded in journal entries. The results indicated that students from single caregiver families had more problems in the areas of attention and exhibited more aggression and externalization of behaviors than students from dual caregiver families. There were no differences between the two groups in terms of anxiety and internalization. (KB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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