Study Description

Title

1954 (Age 8)

Principal Investigator

Dr James WB Douglas

Publisher

London School of Economics

Abstract

School nurses and health visitors interviewed mothers at home about the child's health and development, school absences, play, the mother's work and the home and family circumstances. Teachers administered cognitive tests at school. Topics covered included: accidents, illnesses, hospital admissions and out-patient visits, school clinic visits, absences, bed wetting, general health and behaviour, schooling, play and hobbies, the dwelling, the household, the mother's work, subsequent pregnancies and family history. Tests included a sentence reading test, a mechanical reading and comprehension test and a picture intelligence test.

Study website: https://www.nshd.mrc.ac.uk/

LifeStage

Childhood

LifeStageDescription

5 - 12 years

Coverage

Date
July1954 - October1954
Highest Level
Country
Country
GB-ENG
Country
GB-WLS
Country
GB-SCT

Funding

Data

Kinds of Data
Survey Data, Demographic Data, Assessment Data, Administrative Data
Analysis Unit
Individual

1954 School Nurse's Interview with Mother

Name

nshd_54_iwm

Label

1954 School Nurse's Interview with Mother

Collection Organization
Data Collection Date
October1954 - 1955
Mode of Data Collection

Face-to-face paper and pencil interviewing.

1954-5 School Absence Record

Name

nshd_54_ar

Label

1954-5 School Absence Record

Collection Organization
Data Collection Date
July1954 - 1955
Mode of Data Collection

Collecting and assembling data from multiple, often heterogeneous sources that have one or more reference points in common, and at least one of the sources was originally produced for other purposes.

1954 Survey of the Mental Ability and Scholastic Attainment

Name

nshd_54_st

Label

1954 Survey of the Mental Ability and Scholastic Attainment

Collection Organization
Data Collection Date
1954 - 1954
Mode of Data Collection

Assessing specific properties (or characteristics) of beings, things, phenomena by applying pre-established standards and/or specialized instruments or techniques.

Extra

CLOSER High Level Groups