ERIC Number: ED143950
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-May
Reference Count: 0
Adult Responses to Child Communications.
Teyber, Edward C.; And Others
Oral responses of 180 male and female undergraduates to scenarios containing positive-loving, neutral-informational, and/or negative-rejecting (male) child communications were obtained and scored along 25 specific categories, as well as a global rating of acceptance/rejection of child. A factor analysis generated six factors, which, along with the global rating, were examined in terms of possible differences as a function of varying child communications. Results supported the hypothesis that adults would respond with communications whose affect matched that of the child's. Further, males were found to be more rejecting and punitive than females, and subjects, in general, appeared unable to respond in an empathic, child-centered manner to any type of child communication. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD.; Michigan State Univ., East Lansing.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association (Chicago, Illinois, May 5-7, 1977) ; The research was supported in part by the Computer Institute for Social Science Research, Michigan State University