Cross-country Comparisons of Inattentive, Hyperactive and Impulsive Behaviour in School-Based Samples of Young Children
Merrell, C.; Styles, I.; Jones, P.; Tymms, P.; Wildy, H.
Professor Peter Tymms email@example.com
External Examiner (PGR)
This paper uses the Rasch measurement model to analyse data collected on children’s attention, activity and impulsiveness at the end of their first year at school by teachers in England, Scotland and Australia. The analysis offers insights into differences in teachers’ perceptions of children’s behaviour between countries and changes with age. The analysis of large school-based samples from three countries (approximately 2,500 children per country) indicated that the Scottish teachers perceived the behaviour of their pupils as more problematic than teachers in Australia and England. The reasons for this are not clear but it raises issues for researchers wishing to compare behaviour characteristics internationally. Possible ways forward are discussed.
Merrell, C., Styles, I., Jones, P., Tymms, P., & Wildy, H. (2013). Cross-country Comparisons of Inattentive, Hyperactive and Impulsive Behaviour in School-Based Samples of Young Children. International research in early childhood education, 4(1), 1-17
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Publication Date||Jan 1, 2013|
|Deposit Date||Nov 20, 2012|
|Publicly Available Date||Apr 25, 2013|
|Journal||International Research in Early Childhood Education|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||Inattention, Hyperactivity, Impulsivity, ADHD, Cross-country comparison.|
Published Journal Article
You might also like
EasyPeasy: Learning through play. Evaluation Report
Number Identification: A Unique Developmental Pathway in Mathematics?