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ERIC Number: ED363419
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Mar-26
Pages: 13
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The Effect of Temperament on the Demands Made by Toddlers.
Mettetal, Gwendolyn; And Others
This study examined correlations between temperament and demanding behavior in toddlers. Subjects were eight mothers and their children from 18 to 27 months of age. Mothers were interviewed in their homes and completed the Toddler Temperament Scale and the Parenting Stress Index. Mother-child interactions were videotaped for the duration of the visit, and all behaviors were later coded. It was hypothesized that children considered difficult would be more likely than other children to make externalizing demands, whereas the "sensitive" child would be more likely than others to make internalizing demands. Results indicated that temperament was related to child demands. Children rated as difficult made more internalizing demands than other children, and children rated as easy made fewer demands than other children. The proportion of externalizing demands was not related to ratings of temperament or global perceptions of demandingness. (MM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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