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Lin, Xunyi; Xie, Sha; Li, Hui – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The present study explores the constructs of Chinese mothers' and fathers' engagement in toddlers' play in the daily context. A sample of 238 parents of toddlers (M = 30.43 months, SD = 3.45) completed a newly-developed instrument, the Chinese Parental Involvement in Toddler Play Activity Questionnaire (CPITPAQ), to report their play engagement.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Participation, Parent Child Relationship, Mothers
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Li, Jin – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2016
Background: Kindergarten is the age at which children's future time perspective emerges. This capacity enables them to form goals based on past and ongoing experiences and project themselves in the future. This development may play an important role in guiding children in self-regulated learning. When faced with the conflict between their need to…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Cultural Differences, Play, Learning Processes
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Jin, Meilan; Moran, Mary Jane – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2018
Cognitive development and sociocultural theories support the role of play and peer cooperative problem solving (CPS) in children's learning and development; nevertheless, we still lack cross-cultural studies that investigate children's CPS during play in natural classroom contexts in early childhood. A nine-month field work including ethnographic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Preschool Children
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Nelson, Larry J.; Hart, Craig H.; Yang, Chongming; Wu, Peixia; Jin, Shenghua – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2012
This study examined via teacher reports the behavioral correlates of different forms of nonsocial play among Chinese preschoolers, as well as potential gender differences in the linkages in a sample of preschoolers (249 boys, 257 girls) from two cities in mainland China. Measurement models estimated with two-group confirmatory factor analyses…
Descriptors: Play, Prosocial Behavior, Aggression, Females
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Ebbeck, Marjory; Yim, Hoi Yin Bonnie; Lee, Lai Wan Maria – Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education, 2010
This article presents some findings of a small-scale research study carried out in 1 kindergarten in Hong Kong. The study looked at the problems associated with the transition of families from one culture (mainland China) to a new culture (Hong Kong), concentrating on the children's development of a sense of belonging in Hong Kong. Specific issues…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Kindergarten, Young Children, Child Development