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dc.contributor.authorRoland, Sandra Dodson
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-10T16:15:42Z
dc.date.available2019-07-10T16:15:42Z
dc.date.issued1996-05
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11274/11580
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to investigate the risks associated with low birth weight in the school setting and the incidence of low birth weight children having behavior problems that relate to school difficulty. Parents of sixty-one second and third grade students volunteered during PTA meetings to complete demographic information as well The Behavioral Assessment Scale for Children (BASC). The child's teacher completed the teacher version of the BASC. Children were grouped according to birth weight. A Pearson product-moment correlation revealed a significant relationship between birth weight and several scales on the BASC. As birth weight decreased, the scores on the BASC increased, indicating problems. MANOVA results indicated that sex was not a significant main effect regarding behavioral problems, however a significant main effect was found for birth weight. A Pearson product-moment correlation revealed a significant relationship between number of risk factors and several scales on the BASC. Finally, a Chi-Square analysis supported the hypothesis that low birth weight children would be receiving proportionately more Special Education services. Additional findings regarding handedness were also discussed. The present findings supplement the growing body of knowledge that low birth weight children are at-risk for behavioral difficulties. Implications from this research support the development of prevention programs to educate parents about the specific risks of low birth weight and what they can do to help their children succeed in school.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectEducationen_US
dc.subjectSecond-gradeen_US
dc.subjectThird-gradeen_US
dc.subjectChild developmenten_US
dc.titleSchool performance for low-birthweight children: Behavior problems and school difficultyen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
thesis.degree.departmentPsychology and Philosophyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineSchool Psychology
thesis.degree.grantorTexas Woman's Universityen_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen_US
dc.contributor.committeeChairVitro, Frank
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHamilton, Basil
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMiller, Daniel
thesis.degree.collegeCollege of Arts and Sciences


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