ERIC Number: ED260572
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Disciplinary Techniques Reported by Parents of Gifted Children.
Fung, Hellen Chinn; Gad, Marsha T.
Differences were explored in the way 55 mothers disciplined 28 gifted children and 27 nongifted children (4-7 years old). Both sets of the mothers and gifted Ss participated in structured interviews, and a measure of child problem behaviors was also obtained. While results did not substantiate the hypothesis that mothers of gifted children would report the use of more reasoning as a disciplinary technique than mothers of nongifted children, reasoning was the main technique reported by both groups. Both groups also identified a combination of power assertion techniques and reasoning. Predictions of gifted Ss regarding what their mothers would do in certain situations were incongruent with their mothers' reports, however. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Conference of the Western Psychological Association (San Jose, CA, April 18-21, 1985).