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The incidence, prevalence, and severity of behavior disorders among preschool-aged children in day care.
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PMID:  7217536     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study examined the incidence, prevalence, and severity of 14 empirically derived externalizing (unsocialized aggressive) and internalizing (socially withdrawn) behaviors among 2- through 5-year-olds attending day care. Teacher ratings were obtained for 558 children in the incidence sample and 709 children in the expanded prevalence sample. Within each age, data were cross-tabulated by sex of child and severity of behavior, and chi-square analyses were computed. Results indicated that a substantial proportion of children in the normal pre-school population exhibit relatively high severities of selected externalizing and internalizing behaviors; this proportion varied with the age of the child and the behavior rated. Preschool-aged boys were consistently rated as demonstrating greater frequencies of externalizing behaviors than preschool-girls. The diagnostic and clinical implications of these findings are discussed.
J H Crowther; L A Bond; J E Rolf
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of abnormal child psychology     Volume:  9     ISSN:  0091-0627     ISO Abbreviation:  J Abnorm Child Psychol     Publication Date:  1981 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-06-13     Completed Date:  1981-06-13     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0364547     Medline TA:  J Abnorm Child Psychol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  23-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Aggression / epidemiology*
Child Behavior
Child Behavior Disorders / diagnosis,  epidemiology*
Child Day Care Centers
Child, Preschool
Motor Activity
Sex Factors
Social Isolation

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