NEUROTICISM IN CHILDREN

I. AN INVESTIGATION OF NORMAL AND NEUROTIC GROUP DIFFERENCES

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Abstract

Three groups of children aged 11–15 years, equated on sex, age and intelligence, were given a battery of neuroticism questionnaires and objective performance tests. experiment was designed to throw light on effects of testing situation upon test scores. results indicate that all tests, questionnaire or objective performance alike, are to some extent affected by testing situation, questionnaires being so much affected as to be virtually useless in discriminating between normal and neurotic groups when testing situation is more strictly controlled. objective performance tests still appear to behave in manner expected of them in spite of additional controls.

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