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ERIC Number: EJ961308
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0891-4222
The Effect of Institutionalization on Psychomotor Development of Preschool Aged Children
Giagazoglou, Paraskevi; Kouliousi, Chrysoula; Sidiropoulou, Maria; Fahantidou, Anna
Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v33 n3 p964-970 May-Jun 2012
Development can be altered by several factors which can either facilitate or obstruct development. The aim of the current study was the examination and the detection of differences in the developmental profiles of preschool aged children living in conventional institution facilities (N = 28), in SOS villages (N = 20) and in natural family environment (N = 48). The psychomotor development of the 96 children, aged 4-6 years old, was assessed using the six scales of the Griffiths Test No II. Two-way analysis of variance designs showed that family reared children had better performance in all scales of the Griffiths test compared with children of the other two groups and that children living in a SOS village had better scores on all domains of development examined compared to children living in a conventional institution (p less than 0.05). The findings reinforce the need to transform institution environments into more supportive ones for the most benefit of children's development and mental health. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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