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ERIC Number: ED010026
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-May-19
Pages: 119
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Reference Count: 0
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AN ANALYSIS OF THE CROSS-CULTURAL STUDY OF CHILDREN'S SOCIAL BEHAVIOR, FINAL REPORT.
LONGABAUGH, RICHARD
SYSTEMATICALLY OBSERVED, RECORDED, AND CODED INTERPERSONAL BEHAVIORS OF CHILDREN, AGES 3 TO 11, WERE EXAMINED FOR THE EXISTENCE OF CROSS-CULTURALLY CONSISTENT RELATIONS BETWEEN THEIR BEHAVIORS. THE STUDY SAMPLE CONSISTED OF OVER 130 CHILDREN FROM DIVERSE CULTURES, AND WAS SELECTED FROM COMMUNITIES IN NEW ENGLAND, MEXICO, AFRICA, INDIA, OKINAWA, AND THE PHILIPPINES. TWELVE CATEGORIES OF ACTION, COLLECTED FROM BEHAVIORS OF THE CHILDREN AS THEY WERE OBSERVED IN NATURAL SETTINGS, WERE THE PRIMARY FOCUSES OF THE ANALYSIS. IT WAS SUGGESTED THAT THREE FACTORS SEEM TO PRODUCE THE AMOUNT AND KIND OF INTERPERSONAL BEHAVIOR OF A CHILD--(1) HIS ABILITY TO MEDIATE OUTCOMES FOR OTHERS, (2) HIS PREDISPOSITION TOWARD OTHERS, AND (3) THE CONSEQUENCES FOR SOCIAL EXCHANGE WHICH ARISE OUT OF THE INTERACTION OF THESE TWO PRINCIPAL FACTORS. THIS STRUCTURE WAS APPARENTLY COMPATIBLE WITH THEORY AND RESEARCH IN AT LEAST THREE SEPARATE AREAS OF RESEARCH--(1) CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY, (2) SMALL GROUP RESEARCH, AND (3) MOTHER-CHILD INTERACTION. CORRELATION MATRICES FOR BEHAVIOR RATES BY SPECIFIC CULTURES WERE PROVIDED FOR EACH OF THE 12 CATEGORIES OF ACTION IN THE REPORT. (JH)
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Authoring Institution: Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY.
Identifiers: NEW YORK; New York (Ithaca)