Publication - Report

Positive behaviour in the early years: research report

Published: 12 Sep 2008
Directorate:
Children and Families Directorate
Part of:
Education
ISBN:
9780755918102

Report of research into perceptions of staff, service providers and parents in managing and promoting positive behaviour in early years and early primary settings.

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Contents
Positive behaviour in the early years: research report
ANNEX 2 ADDITIONAL ANALYSIS OF BACKGROUND INFORMATION

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ANNEX 2 ADDITIONAL ANALYSIS OF BACKGROUND INFORMATION

2 (i) Parent Age

Over half of responding parents were in the 30-40 age group (n=322) with the next largest group being in the 22-20 age range (n=173). Eighteen parents under the age of 21 responded, whilst there were 63 responding parents between the ages of 40-50 years.

Frequency

Percent

Valid Percent

Cumulative Percent

Valid

Under 17

5

0.8

0.9

0.9

17-21

13

2.2

2.3

3.1

22-30

173

28.7

30.0

33.1

30-40

322

53.4

55.8

88.9

40-50

63

10.4

10.9

99.8

50+

1

0.2

0.2

100.0

Total

577

95.7

100.0

Missing

0

7

1.2

System

19

3.2

Total

26

4.3

Total

603

100.0

2 (ii) Are you living with a partner?

77% of families in the sample were living as a two-parent family; 26% of these were living in reconstituted families.

2 (iii) Are you working?

117 parents were working full-time, 209 were working part-time and 243 were not in employment outside the home.

Frequency

Percent

Valid Percent

Cumulative Percent

Valid

yes, full-time

117

19.4

20.6

20.6

yes, part-time

209

34.7

36.7

57.3

No

243

40.3

42.7

100.0

Total

569

94.4

100.0

Missing

0

15

2.5

System

19

3.2

Total

34

5.6

Total

603

100.0

n=77 for public sector (13%)
n=66 for professional (11%)

n= 38 for office staff (6%)
n=38 for customer service/sales (6%)

2 (iv) Is your partner working?

In 369 cases partners of respondents were in paid full-time work and 30 were in part-time work. 65 were not currently working.

Frequency

Percent

Valid Percent

Cumulative Percent

Valid

yes, full-time

369

61.2

79.5

79.5

yes, part-time

30

5.0

6.5

86.0

No

65

10.8

14.0

100.0

Total

464

76.9

100.0

Missing

0

120

19.9

System

19

3.2

Total

139

23.1

Total

603

100.0

n=121 for manual (20%)
n=80 for professional (13%)
n=62 for managerial (10%)

2 (v) Highest or most recent educational attainment

More respondents were qualified to standard grade than to any other level of educational qualification (n=88=15%). The next largest group (n=81=13%) were qualified to degree level.

n=88 for standard grade (15%)
n=81 for BA/ BSc (13%)

n=59 for higher grade
n=53 for o-level
n=48 for n/a
n=47 for SVQ

2 (vi) Own/Rent Home

Over half the responding families were home owners

61% owns home
37% rents home
2% other

2 (vii) Support
Families reported support is available to them from several different sources - more reported support from other family members than from outside the family.

n=138 for family (23%)
n=60 for after-school/childminder (10%)
social worker (3%)
health visitor (1%)

2 (viii) Ethnic Origin

Respondents were asked to indicate their ethnic background. The majority of respondents were white British in origin.

Frequency

Percent

Valid Percent

Cumulative Percent

Valid

1

474

78.6

100.0

100.0

Missing

0

110

18.2

System

19

3.2

Total

129

21.4

Total

603

100.0

7.5% other British
2.7% other white
1% Pakistani
0.5% Asian
0.3% Indian
0.2% Chinese

2 (ix) Disabled

2% consider themselves to be disabled

2 (x) Religion
33% no indication + 15% indicated to have none
23% Catholic
15% Protestant