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ERIC Number: EJ1048218
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jan
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 100
ISSN: ISSN-0165-0254
Social Understanding and Self-Regulation Predict Pre-Schoolers' Sharing with Friends and Disliked Peers: A Longitudinal Study
Paulus, Markus; Licata, Maria; Kristen, Susanne; Thoermer, Claudia; Woodward, Amanda; Sodian, Beate
International Journal of Behavioral Development, v39 n1 p53-64 Jan 2015
This study examined longitudinal relations between early measures of prosocial action in infancy as well as cognitive and social-cognitive abilities, and the sharing behaviour of preschool children. The results reveal relations between delay-of-gratification at 24 months and inhibitory control at 30 months, and children's sharing at 5 years. Moreover, the analyses showed specific relations between distress understanding at 24 months and preschool children's sharing with friends, and a relation between goal encoding at 7 months and sharing with a disliked other at 5 years. Yet, there were no relations between early measures of prosociality in infancy and preschool children's sharing. The results support the view that inhibitory control competencies and social-cognitive abilities play an important role in the early development of prosocial action.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence