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ERIC Number: EJ1015261
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0165-0254
Young Chinese Children's Anger and Distress: Emotion Category and Intensity Identified by the Time Course of Behaviors
He, Jie; Qiu, Peihua; Park, Ka Young; Xu, Qinmei; Potegal, Michael
International Journal of Behavioral Development, v37 n4 p349-356 Jul 2013
A hierarchical cluster analysis of the time course of the videotaped reactions of 75 Chinese 2-4-year olds to mothers' toy-removal identified Distress, Low Anger, and High Anger behavior clusters. Anger often begins at low intensity; some children then escalate. The face-validity of Low and High Anger-cluster classifications was supported in that High Anger was displayed by a subset of the children who had first showed Low Anger. The three clusters had different and interpretable correlations with mothers' temperament ratings. Developmentally, 2-year-olds displayed more Distress, including crying; 3-year-olds showed more Low Anger, including stamp-jump. While Low Anger is predominant during toy-removal in Chinese children, it is, contrastingly, the least-frequent component in the tantrums of North American children. (Contains 1 table, 1 figure, and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China
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