Deakin University
Browse

File(s) under permanent embargo

Early childhood development: A comparative study of beliefs held by adolescents, medical students and mothers

journal contribution
posted on 1989-01-01, 00:00 authored by M G SAWYER, A SARRIS, P A BAGHURST, Tony WorsleyTony Worsley, R S KALUCY
Abstract This study examined beliefs about the normal development of preschool children held by adolescents, medical students and mothers. A consistent pattern was identified, with adolescents estimating that young children can do the least, medical students’estimations lying between those of adolescents and mothers, and mothers estimating that the children can do the most. In addition, medical students were found to change their beliefs during the time that they participated in their paediatric teaching programme. It is suggested that paediatricians and other child health professionals take into account the varying beliefs held by different groups in the community when providing advice or teaching about early child development. Copyright © 1989, Wiley Blackwell. All rights reserved

History

Journal

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health

Volume

25

Issue

4

Pagination

226 - 229

ISSN

1034-4810

eISSN

1440-1754

Publication classification

CN.1 Other journal article

Usage metrics

    Research Publications

    Categories

    No categories selected

    Exports

    RefWorks
    BibTeX
    Ref. manager
    Endnote
    DataCite
    NLM
    DC