Research :: Developing a Monitoring System for Indicators in Middle Childhood: Identifying Measures

This paper builds on the initial paper, Conceptualizing a Monitoring System for Indicators in Middle Childhood, that conceptualizes elements of well-being relevant for the middle childhood period, identifies potential constructs and develops criteria for indicators. Here, the authors follow up by identifying a set of 20 indicator constructs, half positive and half negative. Of these 20, half measure child well-being and half measure contexts that affect child development. For each construct, the authors discuss evidence of importance and provide, where possible, examples of measures from US surveys.

Moore, K.A, Vandivere, S., Atienza, A., & Thiot, T. (2008). Developing a monitoring system for indicators in middle childhood: Identifying measures. Child Indicators Research Journal, 1(2), 129-55


Measurement, Middle Childhood, Monitoring


February 11, 2008


Kristin A. Moore, Sharon Vandivere, Astrid Atienza, Tatia Thiot


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Families | Middle Childhood | Policy | Recommendations | Schools

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Adolescents | Health Behavior | Healthy People | Monitoring | Trends | Young Adults

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Adolescents | Clinical Preventive Services | Middle Childhood

The Health of America’s Middle Childhood Population

This 2002 monograph describes the environment in which children live and presents diverse measures of wellbeing, as well as traditional measures of health.

Demographics | Dental/Oral | Health Care | Mental Health | Middle Childhood | Obesity | Schools | Victimization