The 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70) assessed their cohort members (CMs) during the study’s age 5 sweep using the Complete a Profile Test.
Details on this measure and the data collected from the CMs are outlined in the table below.
|Measures:||Spatial-constructive development (Kalverboer, 1972)|
|CHC:||Gv (Visual processing)|
|Administrative method:||Health visitor at home; pen and paper|
|Procedure:||The child was asked to complete an outline picture of a human face in profile by filling in features (eyes, ears, nostrils, mouth, hair etc.).|
|Link to questionnaire:||https://cls.ucl.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/BCS70_age5_test_booklet.pdf (opens in new tab)|
|Scoring:||The scoring was based on the number and position of features included on the human face in profile. The scoring details are outlined in Figure 7 in Parsons (2014) and Golding (1975, pp. 268-273). The maximum score available was 16.|
|Item-level variable(s):||f090 - f098|
|Total score/derived variable(s):||f118|
|Age of participants (months):||Mean = 61.78, SD = 1.33, Range = 60 - 77|
|N = 12,451|
|Range = 0 - 16|
|Mean = 6.02|
|SD = 3.19|
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|Other sweep and/or cohort:||None|
|Source:||Kalverboer, A.F. (1972). A Profile Test for the Spatial-Constructive Development. Lisse: Switz & Zeitlinger.|
|Technical resources:||Parsons, S. (2014). Childhood cognition in the 1970 British Cohort Study, CLS Working Paper. London: Centre for Longitudinal Studies.|
|Golding, J. (1975). The 1970 Birth Cohort 5-Year Follow-up: Guide to the Dataset. Bristol: University of Bristol Institute of Child Health.|
|Reference examples:||Feinstein, L. (2003). Inequality in the early cognitive development of British children in the 1970 cohort. Economica, 70(277), 73-97.|
- Overview of all cognitive measure in BCS70
- Overview of childhood cognitive measures across all studies
This page is part of CLOSER’s ‘A guide to the cognitive measures in five British birth cohort studies’.