The antecedents and correlates of the use of self-care for school-age children

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Cynthia Mae Cole (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Hyman Rodman

Abstract: The objectives of this study were to: 1) Describe patterns of use of self-care among families participating in a longitudinal study of maternal-child interaction, 2) Propose a conceptual model to explain family choice of selfcare, and 3) Develop and test a set of mathematical models predicting use of self-care during the school-week, using logistic regression. The data on the independent variables used in this study were obtained from a longitudinal study directed by Dr. Earl Schaefer. Three hundred twenty-two women in the last trimester of pregnancy who were receiving prenatal care through the Guilford County Health Department agreed to participate in 1975 and 1976. Data for this study were gathered in two cohorts from 191 mothers (75% black and predominantly low-income) during home-based maternal interviews in 1980 and 1981 and again in 1984 and 1985. Data on use of self-care were gathered from their nine- or ten-year-old children during school-based interviews during the 1985-86 and 1986-87 school years.

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Language: English
Date: 1989
Latchkey children $v Cross-cultural studies
Children of working parents $v Cross-cultural studies
Child rearing
Self-reliance in children

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