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Clínica y Salud

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RAMOS MARTIN, Juan Manuel et al. Child Temperament and Development Quotient in Early Prevention. Clínica y Salud [online]. 2009, vol.20, n.1, pp.67-78. ISSN 1130-5274.

Child temperament has proved a useful predictor of personal fit, academic performance and social integration. A study of the temperament was made with 68 participants in an Early Stimulation Program for Babies at Risk. Half of the mothers received information and advice about their child's temperament. The trait "Level of Activity" interacted with the Development Quotient (p=.026). The agreement between mother and an external observer was low (kappa < .30). Six months later (N=31) there was an increase of DQ (p=.022) and a stabilitization in temperament traits. Nevertheless, children whose mothers were advised showed a "Level of Activity" higher than the control group (p=.023). The results are discussed in the light of the Thomas and Chess' Goodness of Fit model.

Palabras clave : Early care; child temperament; development quotient.

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