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ERIC Number: ED010196
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Sep
Pages: 62
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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SELF-CONTROL IN CHILDREN.
WALSH, RICHARD P.
THIS STUDY HAD TWO MAJOR OBJECTIVES--(1) TO STUDY CHANGE IN SELF-CONTROL AS A FUNCTION OF CHRONOLOGICAL AGE, AND (2) TO INVESTIGATE CERTAIN MAJOR VARIABLES PREVIOUSLY SUGGESTED AS MAJOR CORRELATES OF THIS DEVELOPMENT--NAMELY SEX, PARENTAL ATTITUDES, AND TYPES OF SETTING. IT WAS STATISTICALLY CONCLUDED THAT THE MAJOR VARIABLES CONCERNED, SUCH AS EXPERIMENTER, TEACHER, AND COOPERATING FAMILIES, HAD NO APPRECIABLE EFFECT ON THE COLLECTED DATA. OTHER CONCLUSIONS WERE--(1) THERE WERE NO DIFFERENCES BETWEEN BOYS AND GIRLS IN THEIR ABILITY TO RESIST TEMPTATION, (2) GIRLS TENDED TO SHOW MORE CONTROL THAN BOYS IN THAT THEY RESISTED THE TEMPTATION OBJECTS FOR A LONGER PERIOD OF TIME AND PLAYED WITH THEM LESS AFTER FINALLY SUCCUMBING, (3) THERE WERE NO DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE AGE GROUPS FOR EITHER SEX IN THEIR ABILITY TO RESIST TEMPTATION, THE TIME IT TOOK OFFENDERS TO SUCCUMB, OR THE AMOUNT OF TIME ENGAGED IN TEMPTATION BEHAVIOR, (4) THE CHILD'S BEHAVIOR IN REGARD TO SELF-CONTROL WOULD APPEAR TO BE RELATED TO THE SETTING IN WHICH HE IS OBSERVED, (5) CHILDREN WHO ARE WELL BEHAVED AT HOME WILL NOT NECESSARILY BE PERCEIVED THAT WAY IN THE SCHOOL SITUATION, (6) CHILDREN WITH WARM, ACCEPTING MOTHERS TEND TO EXHIBIT LESS SELF-CONTROL THAN CHILDREN OF MOTHERS WHO ARE LESS WARM AND MORE STRICT IN THEIR APPROACH TO CHILD REARING, AND (7) FATHERS' ATTITUDE TOWARD CHILD REARING DID NOT APPEAR TO BE SIGNIFICANTLY RELATED TO THE BEHAVIOR OF THE CHILDREN IN THIS STUDY. (LP)
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Authoring Institution: Southern Illinois Univ., Edwardsville.
Identifiers: ILLINOIS; Illinois (Edwardsville)