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ERIC Number: EJ1010425
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1525-0008
Effects of Ownership Rights on Conflicts between Toddler Peers
Ross, Hildy S.
Infancy, v18 n2 p256-275 Mar-Apr 2013
This study examined property conflicts in thirty-two 20-and 30-month-old peer dyads during eighteen 40-min play sessions. Ownership influenced conflicts. Both 20- and 30-month-old owners claimed ownership ("mine") and instigated and won property conflicts more often than non-owners. At 30 months, owners also resisted peers' instigations more often than non-owners. Mothers' interventions supported non-owners more often than owners, in part because owners initiated conflict more frequently. Children who received mothers' support tended to win disputes. Finally, mothers' support of owners and children's adherence to ownership rights led to decreased conflict as relationships developed, supporting predictions based on theories concerning the social utility of ownership rights. (Contains 5 figures, 2 tables, and 3 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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