Some demographic variables and body development indices in relation to child behaviour

K. Joubert, S. Darvay, R. Ágfalvi, J. Gádoros, S. Rózsa

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Abstract

Data on 4412 children aged 11-14 included in the Child Behaviour Checklist (CBCL) (ACHENBACH, 1991) on the basis of the Hungarian Longitudinal Representative Growth Study according to the following aspects Certain demographic characteristics relating to the parents and some major body development indices of the children were investigated according to the main aspects of the CBCL scale: internalization and its indices (withdrawn, anxious, depressed behaviour), externalization and its indices (deviance and aggressive behaviour. The strongly significant difference between the means of the dependent variables could basically be ascribed to the differences in educational level between the groups of mothers. This result is a verification of the fact that the level of education is a very good index (measure) of the cultural andsocial level and of the standard of health knowledge. The strongly significant difference of the means of the dependent variables concerning the mother's dwelling-place and the normal and pathological groups of the CBcl scales observed may be basically ascribed to the differences between the groups of mothers' dwelling-places.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)211-216
Number of pages6
JournalActa Biologica Szegediensis
Volume42
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1998

Keywords

  • Child Behaviour Checklist (CBCL)
  • Hungarian Longitudinal Representative Growth Study

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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