ERIC Number: EJ541651
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Using the Method of Ethology To Study Australian Preschool Children's Play and Social Behaviour.
Rolfe, Sharne A.; Crossley, Stella A.
Australian Journal of Early Childhood, v22 n1 p6-11 Mar 1997
Evaluated the ethological approach in studying children's interactions and play in an Australian preschool. Factor analysis yielded a gender-linked factor loading on looking and playing house, a physical activity factor, and a sociability factor. Findings suggest that though time consuming and labor-intensive, this approach can provide unique insights into play and social behavior, especially at the hypothesis-generating stage. (KDFB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Identifiers - Location: Australia