Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 1975; 16:219-231
Reproduced with permission of the Journal, Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Blackwell Publishing. The definitive version is available at www.blackwell-synergy.com.
R.F. Garside, H. Birch, D. McI. Scott, S. Chambers, I. Kolvin, E.G. Tweddle and L.M. Barber, "Dimensions of temperament in infant school children", Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, Volume 16, pp. 219-231, (Pergamon Press 1975).
The study of the classification of behaviour disorders in childhood using a multivariate approach has been the focus for much attention over the last twenty-five years (Hewitt and Jenkins, 1946; Peterson, 1961; Collins et al., 1962; Wolff, 1967; Kolvin et al., 1974). Such research has tended to be rather one-sided, the main concentration being on the first of the three components proposed by Cattell (1950), who considers behaviour should be investigated under:
(i) What children do - behavioural content;
(ii) How they do it - temperamental style;
(iii) Why they do it – motivation.