ERIC Number: ED381281
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Mar
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Children's Awareness of the Educational and Life Consequences of Interpersonal Interactions.
Drummond, Marcy J.; Nelson, J. Ron
Sixty children in first, third, and sixth grades at one K-6 elementary school took part in a study of: (1) their awareness of the consequences of positive and negative interpersonal interactions; and (2) their awareness of the consequences of interpersonal interactions across intrapersonal dimensions such as motivation, performance, and interpersonal relationships. Subjects were interviewed regarding the education and life consequences of four types of interpersonal interactions: (1) positive adult-child interaction; (2) negative adult-child interaction; (3) positive child-child interaction; and (4) negative child-child interaction. The results of this study indicate that children are aware of the consequences of positive and negative interpersonal interactions. Children are also aware of the stability of the consequences across intrapersonal dimensions, time, and interpersonal subtypes. Findings support the supposition that children have the requisite awareness for understanding the unmitigated consequences of interpersonal behavior, a matter that is important for self-regulatory behavior. (DR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: Self Regulation
Note: Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (61st, Indianapolis, IN, March 30-April 2, 1995).