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The influence of family type on children's behaviour and development at five years.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3980613     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Development and behaviour at five years were assessed in children from a national cohort; comparisons were drawn between those living in one-parent families, in step-parent families and with both natural parents. On average, children from one-parent families scored worst and children from two-parent families best on tests of behaviour, vocabulary and visuomotor co-ordination. The differences remained significant after allowing for associated influences. The behaviour of children from one-parent families and step-parent families was perceived on average as more 'anti-social' than that of children from two-parent families. Children in one-parent families were seen on average as marginally more 'neurotic' than children in two-parent families.
J Wadsworth; I Burnell; B Taylor; N Butler
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0021-9630     ISO Abbreviation:  J Child Psychol Psychiatry     Publication Date:  1985 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-05-17     Completed Date:  1985-05-17     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375361     Medline TA:  J Child Psychol Psychiatry     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  245-54     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Child Behavior*
Child Behavior Disorders / psychology
Child Development*
Child, Preschool
Educational Status
Family Characteristics*
Great Britain
Maternal Age
Psychomotor Performance
Single Person

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