ERIC Number: EJ536355
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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Interviewing Young Children about Body Touch and Handling.
Steward, Margaret S.; Steward, David S.
Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, v61 n4-5 p1-187 1996
Children ages 3-6 years were interviewed following a scheduled pediatric clinic visit to assess their ability to remember and report incidents of body touch. Follow-up interviews were conducted after one and six months. Results suggest that children actively and accurately process their experiences and that the quality and quantity of their experiences affect their decisions about what to report. (AA)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Court Litigation, Credibility, Interviews, Investigations, Memory, Physical Examinations, Psychological Evaluation, Questioning Techniques, Recall (Psychology), Reliability, Self Disclosure (Individuals), Sexual Abuse, Test Reliability, Victims of Crime, Young Children
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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