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Parental Reports of Children's Scale Errors in Everyday Life
Karl S. Rosengren, Isabel T. Gutiérrez, Kathy N. Anderson and Stevie S. Schein
Vol. 80, No. 6 (Nov. - Dec., 2009), pp. 1586-1591
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25592096
Page Count: 6
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Scale errors refer to behaviors where young children attempt to perform an action on an object that is too small to effectively accommodate the behavior. The goal of this study was to examine the frequency and characteristics of scale errors in everyday life. To do so, the researchers collected parental reports of children's (age range = 13-21 months at onset) scale errors over a 6-month period. All but 1 of the parents (N = 30) reported at least 1 scale error with an average of 3.2 scale errors per child. These results suggest that most, if not all, children commit scale errors during early childhood.
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