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Mark Atwood
New York Magazine just ran an interesting article, with a straightfoward concept. They gave 100 high school students a purity test, and then gave a 100 parents of high school students the same test, and told them to guess what their kids answers were.

There was, unsurprising to me, a significant gap between what the kids said they were doing, and what parents think their kids are doing...


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gipsieee From: gipsieee Date: October 20th, 2006 05:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
They didn't test what I wanted them to. I wanted to see if there was a correlation between the parent's test scores and the children's test scores. And also if the size of the discrepancy between the parent's opinion of their children's behaviour was correlated at all to the parent's score.
intrepid_reason From: intrepid_reason Date: October 20th, 2006 05:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was wondering the same thing...
mauser From: mauser Date: October 21st, 2006 01:18 am (UTC) (Link)
I remember the 100 question version of hte Purity test, back when it circulated on xerox copies and BBSes.... I wonder if the one they gave still had the misspelling of "Grope Suit" (Which is such an unlikely item, I'm sure the writer merely read about it somewhere)..
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