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ERIC Number: EJ1014533
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0009-3920
"Two for Flinching": Children's and Adolescents' Narrative Accounts of Harming Their Friends and Siblings
Recchia, Holly; Wainryb, Cecilia; Pasupathi, Monisha
Child Development, v84 n4 p1459-1474 Jul-Aug 2013
This study investigated differences in children's and adolescents' experiences of harming their siblings and friends. Participants ("N" = 101; 7-, 11-, and 16-year-olds) provided accounts of events when they hurt a younger sibling and a friend. Harm against friends was described as unusual, unforeseeable, and circumstantial. By contrast, harm against siblings was described as typical, ruthless, angry, and provoked, but also elicited more negative moral judgments and more feelings of remorse and regret. Whereas younger children were more self-oriented with siblings and other-oriented with friends, accounts of harm across relationships became somewhat more similar with age. Results provide insight into how these two relationships serve as distinct contexts for sociomoral development. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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