Parental perceptions of 2, 3, and 4-year-old children: 1963-1983

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Mary Louise Hanson Moore (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Helen Canaday

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to assess parental perceptions of specific characteristics of their children over a period of two decades from 1963 to 1983. The questionnaire Your Child and His Development completed by a parent of each child in the Toddler Two and Nursery School programs at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, supplied data about family and child characteristics of 257 children, ages 2, 3, and 4. The children were enrolled in the years 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, or 1983. Data analysis was descriptive. The analysis of family characteristics found few changes in families in this sample between 1963 and 1983. Two changes identified were an increase in part-time employment of mothers and an increased participation in a family activity, reading to the child, by fathers.

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Language: English
Date: 1984
Parent and child
Child development
Children $x Growth

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