Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Management, Education and Social Science

Correlations between Somatotype and Temperament in Pre-School Twins

Authors
Man Zhao, Y.-L. Li, Y.-N. Zheng
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Man Zhao
Available Online January 2014.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icmess-14.2014.42How to use a DOI?
Keywords
somatotype, temperament, correlations, pre-school children, twins
Abstract
To analyze the associations between somatotype and temperament in pre-school children, 124 pairs of 3- to 7-year-old twins were enrolled in. The somatotype components were calculated by Heath-Cater method, while Behavioral Style Questionnaire (BSQ) was used to evaluate child temperament. The results were as follows: There’s no correlation between somatotype categories distribution and temperament styles of pre-school twins (P>0.05). The correlation coefficients between ectomorphy and adaptability and emotion were significant (P<0.01). Endomorphic component had negative correlation with activity level, approach/withdrawal, adaptability and persistence (P<0.01). In conclusion, somatotype and temperament showed somewhat associations in pre-school twins.
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Proceedings
2014 International Conference on Management, Education and Social Science (ICMESS 2014)
Part of series
Advances in Intelligent Systems Research
Publication Date
January 2014
ISBN
978-90786-77-98-7
ISSN
1951-6851
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icmess-14.2014.42How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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