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Temperament in small-for-dates and pre-term infants: A preliminary study

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Temperament assessment scales based on the New York Longitudinal Study were used at six and 20 months on pre-term, small-for-gestational-age and control infants. Although there were no group differences on the continuum between easy and difficult temperaments, significant intergroup differences were found on specific dimensions of temperament.

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This study was supported by Social Sciences Research Fund Committee Grant No. 516855.

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Watt, J. Temperament in small-for-dates and pre-term infants: A preliminary study. Child Psych Hum Dev 17, 177–188 (1987). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00706228

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  • Longitudinal Study
  • Social Psychology
  • Specific Dimension
  • Assessment Scale
  • Intergroup Difference