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ERIC Number: EJ1059444
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-0829-5735
Temperament Styles of Children in Three Sub-Saharan African Countries
Oakland, Thomas; Callueng, Carmelo
Canadian Journal of School Psychology, v30 n2 p102-115 Jun 2015
This cross-national research examined temperament style preferences among children in three sub-Saharan African countries (i.e., Nigeria, South Africa, and Zimbabwe) and possible differences between them on four bipolar temperament styles: extroverted-introverted, practical-imaginative, thinking-feeling, and organized-flexible. Children in these three countries overwhelmingly favor practical to imaginative styles as well as organized to flexible styles. They also generally favor feeling to thinking styles. Children's preferences for extroverted and introverted styles are more balanced. Differences between countries and by gender are discussed. Implications for school psychology practice as well as viewing these four bipolar qualities as etic traits also are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Nigeria; South Africa; Zimbabwe