Behavior problems in preschool children: a pilot study.

M. L. Cuccaro, G. R. Holmes, H. H. Wright

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Behavior problems in 20 preschool children (13 boys, 7 girls) referred to a diagnostic nursery were assessed using parents' ratings. The patterns of behavior problems reported in 4- and 5-yr.-olds parallel those noted for older clinic-referred children (i.e., internalizing difficulties in girls, externalizing difficulties in boys). The most salient behavior problems for 3-yr.-olds involved aggression. Correlations between children's behavior problems and an index of parents' experienced stress were moderate (.44 to .64).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)121-122
Number of pages2
JournalPsychological reports
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1993
Externally publishedYes

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  • Psychology(all)


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