Down Syndrome Temperament: The Stereotype at Middle Childhood and Adolescence

Gunn P. and Cuskelly M. (1991) Down Syndrome Temperament: The Stereotype at Middle Childhood and Adolescence. International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 38 1: 59-70. doi:10.1080/0156655910380106


Author Gunn P.
Cuskelly M.
Title Down Syndrome Temperament: The Stereotype at Middle Childhood and Adolescence
Journal name International Journal of Disability, Development and Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1465-346X
Publication date 1991-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/0156655910380106
Volume 38
Issue 1
Start page 59
End page 70
Total pages 12
Subject 3204 Developmental and Educational Psychology
3304 Education
3306 Health (social science)
3601 Health Professions (miscellaneous)
Abstract Mothers and Teachers of 94 children (53 boys) with Down syndrome, between 8 and 14 years of age, rated the children on a temperament scale and provided an overall impression as to whether the child was difficult in comparison with other children. Maternal ratings on the Middle Childhood Questionnaire showed significant differences from standardization scores. Children with Down syndrome were given ratings as less active, more predictable, of more positive mood, less persistent, and more distractible. Some of these dimensions favour the amiable personality stereotype for the syndrome but low persistence was associated with maternal impressions of difficulty. There was little agreement between mothers and teachers regarding the individual children who were rated as being significantly easier or more difficult than other children. Results with a subgroup (n = 32) showed that externalizing behaviours were significantly related to both mother and teacher impressions of difficulty and that mothers also found intense, active, distractible behaviour difficult.
Q-Index Code C1
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