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the average age at which particular performances are expected to appear

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Although the age norm issues discussed in the Maintenance section could manifest themselves in the disengagement stage, it should be noted that image norms in the disengagement stage may arise from perceptions of being too young rather than too old.
During the maintenance stage, it is important to recognize that image norms may intersect with age norms (Lawrence, 1988) as people assess whether their occupation is age appropriate.
The age at which the children who were blind acquired verbal skills was compared with age norms for sighted children (median, lower, and upper cutoffs) taken from four well-known standardized developmental tests.
The third step of computation was a regression analysis of the relationship between the acquisition ages of children who are blind and the age norms of sighted children.
1965) explored the socially accepted timing of events, and found that age norms existed for many specific life course events such as marriage and childbirth.
As the age norms for life events begin to blur, women who are making now-traditional, but once non-traditional choices may be confronted with opposition from family members or others who feel their choices are inappropriate.
In a recent study of age norms, Settersten and Hagestad (1996a, 1996b) conclude that their empirical findings do not support the existence of informal timing norms for education, work, or family transitions.
In one series of 13 people in this category with MCI, 11(85%) scored below age norms on the BNT.
Lezak (1987) considered the age norms available for ten of the most widely used American tests and commented that adequate age norms for the elderly were largely nonexistent.
who says, "We have to have age norms to anchor and structure our lives.
They sit up, crawl, walk, and manipulate objects earlier than age norms would predict.
Typically, children who enter kindergarten or first grade substantially behind age norms do not make the gains they need in order to leave school with strong academic skills.
Abstract: This empirical study compared the average ages at which four children with congenital blindness acquired 32 fine motor skills with age norms for sighted children.
Specifically, this study examined age norms on the Exercise Identity Scale derived from three samples drawn from populations which are frequently targeted for fitness interventions.