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Circumplex and Spherical Models for Child School Adjustment and Competence [microform] / Earl S. Schaefer and Marianna Edgerton
Bib ID 5418347
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Schaefer, Earl S
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1982 
22 p. 

The goal of this study is to broaden the scope of a conceptual model for child behavior by analyzing constructs relevant to cognition, conation, and affect. Two samples were drawn from school populations. For the first sample, 28 teachers from 8 rural, suburban, and urban schools rated 193 kindergarten children. Each teacher rated up to eight children, half of whom were white, half black. In the second sample, 12 kindergarten teachers from the 6 schools of a small urban community rated the 293 children in their classrooms, using the Classroom Behavior Inventory. Scales measuring the two major dimensions of the circumplex model for social and emotional behavior were supplemented with scales measuring conation/motivation and cognition. Factor analyses of scale scores for the two samples (including a principal factor analysis and varimax rotation) identified major dimensions of classroom behavior. Scales and factors were arranged according to Guttman's order of neighboring. A three-dimensional model was generated with plots of the factor loadings, and a generalized model was developed which integrated previous research on circumplex models. Results are discussed. (RH)


Sponsoring Agency: National Inst. of Child Health and Human Development (NIH), Bethesda, MD.

Contract Number: NICHHD-HD-09130-03.

ERIC Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (90th, Washington, DC, August 23-27, 1982).

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18:

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Adjustment (to Environment)  |  Classroom Research.  |  Competence.  |  Creativity.  |  Curiosity.  |  Factor Structure.  |  Hostility.  |  Intelligence.  |  Kindergarten Children.  |  Models.  |  Primary Education.  |  Prosocial Behavior.  |  Rating Scales.  |  Statistical Analysis.  |  Student Behavior.  |  Circumplex Models (Statistics) Classroom Behavior Inventory (Schaefer et al) Distractibility Extraversion Introversion Order Relations Task Orientation
Form/genre Speeches/Meeting Papers.  |  Reports, Research.
Other authors/contributors Edgerton, Marianna, author  |  North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Frank Porter Graham Center
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