What year did the NICHD study begin?
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What research method is used?
Longitudinal (it's still on-going)
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What is the Aim?
To find the effects of what different experiences of Day Care had on the development of children
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What was the Sample?
1000 children from diverse families from 10 different locations
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Who was assessed?
The children and their parents
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What did the data show for children at the Age of 5?
That the more time the child had spent in day care (of any kind), the more they were rated as assertive, disobedient and aggressive.
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What were children in full-time day care more likely to show?
They were 3 times more likely to show behavioural problems than those who had been cared for at home by their mothers
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What did Belsky et al find?
That the same children at the end of their primary education still showed a link between day care and aggression
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Evaluation Point: What did Prodromidis et al (1995) find after studying Swedish first-borns?
That childcare arrangements were not associated with aggression
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Evaluation point: What did Friedman (from the NICHD study) find?
That 83% of children who spent 10-30 hours in day care didn't show higher levels of aggression
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Evaluation point: What did Belsky (2008) find from 2006 data from NICHD study?
That a child's development is more strongly affected by factors at home
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Evaluation point: What factor can the NICHD study not show?
The data cannot show that day care causes aggression
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