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ERIC Number: EJ1025829
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 14
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ISSN: ISSN-1522-7227
Mother-Toddler Affect Exchanges and Children's Mastery Behaviours during Preschool Years
Wang, Jun; Morgan, George A.; Biringen, Zeynep
Infant and Child Development, v23 n2 p139-152 Mar-Apr 2014
This study examined the longitudinal relations of mother-child affect exchanges at 18?months with children's mastery motivation at 39?months. Observation and questionnaire data were collected from mother-child dyads when children were 18?months; 43 mothers again rated their children's mastery motivation at 39?months. Results suggested that after controlling for gender and the corresponding 18-month mastery aspect, positive affect exchanges had long-term positive relationships with children's persistence and competence, whereas dismissed affect exchanges had long-term negative relationships with children's persistence and independent mastery. Findings suggest that children's autonomous mastery-oriented endeavours have deep roots in their early mother-child affective interactions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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