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ERIC Number: ED401021
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
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Predicting Children's Interactions with Unfamiliar Peers: Contributions of Parent-Child Interaction Style and Child Individual Behavior.
Carrillo, Sonia; And Others
This study examined children's play interaction styles with unfamiliar peers; used mother-child and father-child dyadic qualities independently to predict children's social behavior; determined the relationship between children's individual behaviors and peer dyadic characteristics; and compared mother-child and father-child interactions on both global and component levels. Thirty-eight second graders were selected from 6 public schools in the Austin, Texas are. Three 24-minute play sessions, with mother, father, and an unfamiliar peer, were videotaped. Parent-child interactions were evaluated using a 5-dimension dyadic measure yielding an overall synchrony score. Peer dyadic quality was assessed using the Dyadic Relationship Q-Set. Results indicated that the communicative exchanges and affect dimensions of the father-child dyad were consistent with those of the mother-child dyad. A synchronous father-child interaction style was associated with children's warmth and resistance; however, no significant correlation was observed between mother-child interactions and children's individual behaviors. Children's active engagement of an unfamiliar peer was positively related to dyadic harmony and positive social orientation, and negatively related to control. Child compliance was positively associated with dyadic responsiveness and self-disclosure. Child self-defending was negatively related to dyadic responsiveness. Dyadic control was negatively related to both child demandingness and antagonism. (Author/KDFB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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