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ERIC Number: EJ1015283
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0165-0254
The Intergenerational Congruence of Mothers' and Preschoolers' Narrative Affective Content and Narrative Coherence
Sher-Censor, Efrat; Grey, Izabela; Yates, Tuppett M.
International Journal of Behavioral Development, v37 n4 p340-348 Jul 2013
Intergenerational congruence of mothers' and preschoolers' narratives about the mother-child relationship was examined in a sample of 198 Hispanic (59.1%), Black (19.2%), and White (21.7%) mothers and their preschool child. Mothers' narratives were obtained with the Five Minute Speech Sample and were coded for negative and positive affective content and narrative coherence. Preschoolers' narratives were collected with the MacArthur Story Stem Battery and were coded for the portrayal of the mother-child relationship and narrative coherence. Across ethnoracial groups, maternal narrative coherence, but not narrative affective content, was related to preschoolers' positive portrayal of the mother-child relationship. Our findings highlight the importance of maternal narrative coherence for understanding intergenerational continuity of relational representations. (Contains 1 note and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Hollingshead Social Economic Status Measures; Shipley Institute of Living Scale; Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence
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