The authors wish to express appreciation to Richard Gallagher and Ellis Gesten of the Primary Mental Health Project, and to Mrs. Ruth Garrett of Meharry Medical College for their assistance in this study.
School and Family
School adjustment problems of children from small vs. Large families†
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Journal of Community Psychology
Volume 5, Issue 4, pages 319–324, October 1977
How to Cite
Searcy-Miller, M. L., Cowen, E. L. and Terrell, D. L. (1977), School adjustment problems of children from small vs. Large families. J. Community Psychol., 5: 319–324. doi: 10.1002/1520-6629(197710)5:4<319::AID-JCOP2290050404>3.0.CO;2-5
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- The NIMH Experimental and Training Branch. Grant Number: MH-11820–05
Primary grade children from small (two children) and large (five or more children) families were compared on teacher ratings of school maladjustment. Children from small families, referred to a school mental health program, scored as significantly more maladjusted than referred large-family children on Aggression and Acting-out problems. Conversely, children from large families had significantly more serious Learning problems. Thus, each group had predominant types of school adjustment problems.