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ERIC Number: EJ1026578
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1040-9289
The Influence of Individual and Situational Factors on Children's Choice of a Conflict Management Strategy
Tamm, Anni; Tõugu, Pirko; Tulviste, Tiia
Early Education and Development, v25 n1 p93-109 2014
Research Findings: The aim of the present study was to investigate the influence of individual and situational factors on nursery school children's conflict management strategies. This observational study of triadic interaction was carried out among 69 children whose mean age was 48 months. The video-recorded data were coded for the type of conflict, the conflict initiator, and the conflict management strategy (aggressive, prosocial, or avoidance strategy). The results of the study showed that individual factors such as gender, age, and teacher-reported behavioral problems were not related to children's conflict management strategies. Children's conflict behavior was, however, associated with the type of conflict and the conflict partner's strategy. Partner's gender had no effect in the present study. Practice or Policy: The study suggests that, in addition to individual factors, situational factors should be taken into account when exploring children's conflict management skills and planning interventions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Estonia
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