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ERIC Number: EJ1020793
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4430
Parenting Practices and the Early Socialisation of Relational Aggression among Preschoolers
Goldstein, Sara E.; Boxer, Paul
Early Child Development and Care, v183 n11 p1559-1575 2013
The present study examines parents' responses to their young children's relationally aggressive behaviour and compares these with the responses regarding children's overtly aggressive behaviour. Parents' beliefs about discipline strategies for addressing relational versus overt aggression at home and at school are also examined. Additionally, links between parenting (specific to both aggression and general characteristics) and children's aggressive behaviour and adjustment are explored. Findings suggest that parents have more specific rules about, and are more likely to discipline, overt aggression than about relational aggression. Parents are more supportive of discipline for overt aggression than of that for relational aggression in school; parents also believe that their children should be relatively independent in coping with relational victimisation at school. Implications and suggestions for future research are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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