ERIC Number: ED067603
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Mar
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Personal Causation and Children's Concepts of Persons. Final Report.
Peevers, Barbara H.; And Others
The purpose of this research was to explore the development of, and relationships among, individual modes of (1) articulating knowledge about and evaluation of peers; (2) attributing causality for interpersonal events to the self and to others; (3) attributing one's own and other's behavior to intentionality or accident. Data was collected for this purpose using a free response interview in which friends and a disliked peer were described by 80 children and young people as the measure of modes of perceiving persons. The Personal Causality Questionnaire (PCQ) consists of 35 questions about everyday interpersonal situations to which participants respond in their own words. The PCQ was found to be a tool which can be used to investigate the relationships among attribution of causality and intentionality, and various modes of describing persons. It was concluded that personal causality and self initiation, as assessed by the PCQ, have a number of important applications to education. (Author/BW)
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Authoring Institution: Nevada Univ., Reno.