Table 4.

Comparison of Parents' Judgments by Children's Characteristics

Characteristics of ChildrenRelationship Between Parents' Judgments and Developmental StatusF
Accurately
Nonconcerned
Inaccurately
Concerned/
(Highly Observant)
Accurately
Concerned
Inaccurately
Nonconcerned
IQ110*1029610112.97
Reading/prereading quotient100958996 9.66§
Math/premath quotient102999499 4.91§
Written language quotient949096923.30
Social skills quotient87*79586519.45
Self-help quotient9792768813.62
Fine motor quotient90*83738313.29
Gross motor quotient89*83738313.11
Expressive language quotient100*91576653.66
Receptive language quotient91*85576350.04
Age (in mo)545759611.32
PercentagePercentagePercentagePercentageχ2
First born43%32%41%58%5.24
Prior or current enrollment in day care or school33%34%41%58%4.07
Risk factors
 Four or more children in the home2%6%16%0%18.52
 Race (minority)28%31%39%58%6.31
 Eligible for Chapter I25%38%54%50%18.58
 Four or more risk factors (including those in Table5)8%6%16%17%4.90
  • * Significantly different from other three groups.

  • P < 0.0001.

  • Significantly different from accurately concerned and inaccurately nonconcerned groups.

  • § P < 0.005.

  • Significantly different from accurately concerned group.

  • Significantly different from inaccurately nonconcerned group.