Validity of self-report measures of girls' pubertal status.

  title={Validity of self-report measures of girls' pubertal status.},
  author={J Brooks-gunn and Michelle P. Warren and Jean Rosso and J M Gargiulo},
  journal={Child development},
  volume={58 3},
To understand the meaning of somatic changes to the adolescent and their possible effects on behavior, developmentalists have begun to examine maturational timing and status in detail. Efforts have been hampered by the necessity of obtaining somatic growth data by physician examination. In the present study, 3 self-report methods for rating secondary sexual characteristic growth were compared to physician ratings; the accuracy of self-reported height and weight also was assessed. Specifically… CONTINUE READING
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