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Korean Journal of Child Studies 2000;21(3): 53-68.
유아증언의 신뢰성 연구
김재연,이재연
The credibility of child testimony
Jae Yeon Kim,Jae Yeon Lee
Abstract
This study investigated differences between the ability of children and young adults to describe their experience. Forty 5-year-olds and 40 16-year-olds viewed 12 pictures(Azmitia, 1987) and responded to open-ended, closed and misleading questions. Responses were categorized by the SPSS WIN program into rate of correctness, incorrectness, unresponsiveness and "don`t know". Data were analyzed by t-test. On open-ended questions, the rate of incorrectness by young adults was higher than that of children. On closed questions, children had a higher rate of incorrectness than young adults. On misleading questions, children showed a lower performance in the rate of correctness and "don`t know" and the rate of incorrectness by children was higher than that of young adults.
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