Temperamental Characteristics As Predictors of Behavior Disorders in Children

  • lip Graham P
  • Rutter M
  • George S
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Abstract

Sixty children, three to seven years old, each of whom had at least one men­ tally ill parent, were assessed for both temperamental differences and behav­ ior disorder. Information was obtained from parents and teachers one year after the initial interviews. Certain temperamental characteristics, especially low habit regularity and low fastidiousness, were predictive of the develop­ ment of later psychiatric disorder.

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  • Phi lip Graham

  • Michael Rutter

  • Sandra George

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