The reliability of self-reported menarcheal timing

Linda Smolak, Dana B. Krieg, Chris Hayward, Catherine M Shisslak, C. Barr Taylor

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Abstract

Self-reports of grade at first menstrual period for 1,967 fourth-grade through ninth-grade girls were used to categorize girls as early maturers. The categories of early maturer and other (on-time or late maturers) were then examined for stability over a 3-year period using McNemar tests and k coefficients. Although the results showed significant stability, 15% through 20% of the early maturing girls were eventually reclassified into the other category. This was true for Hispanic, Black, and White girls as well as for 1-, 2-, and 3-year time spans. Implications for measuring menarcheal timing and its effects are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)386-397
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Early Adolescence
Volume27
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2007

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Keywords

  • Early puberty
  • Pubertal timing
  • Puberty measures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Psychology(all)
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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The reliability of self-reported menarcheal timing. / Smolak, Linda; Krieg, Dana B.; Hayward, Chris; Shisslak, Catherine M; Taylor, C. Barr.

In: Journal of Early Adolescence, Vol. 27, No. 3, 08.2007, p. 386-397.

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Smolak, Linda ; Krieg, Dana B. ; Hayward, Chris ; Shisslak, Catherine M ; Taylor, C. Barr. / The reliability of self-reported menarcheal timing. In: Journal of Early Adolescence. 2007 ; Vol. 27, No. 3. pp. 386-397.
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