ERIC Number: ED352571
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Aug
Maternal Child-Rearing Practices and Children's Social Problem Solving Skills.
Kuhns, Carole Logan; Marcus, Robert
Two distinct lines of inquiry have explored factors contributing to children's social competencies. One line of study has documented a relationship between children's social problem-solving skills and behavior in peer interactions. The second line of inquiry documents an association between child-rearing practices and children's social competence. The relationship of child-rearing practices and children's social problem solving skills has been investigated in only a few studies. This study examined the relationship among parenting practices and children's social problem solving skills. Twenty mothers and their preschool children participated. Maternal child-rearing practices were assessed by means of the Block Child-rearing Practice Report Q-sort. Children's social problems solving skills were measured by means of the Rubin Social Problem Solving Test. Significant correlations were found between maternal variables and the nature of strategies generated by the preschoolers. Children whose mothers expressed negative feelings about their child were more likely to utilize stop action goals, while children whose mothers were protective of them were more likely to choose attention seeking goals. (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (100th, Washington, DC, August 14-18, 1992).