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ERIC Number: EJ1113614
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4430
Parents' and Teachers' Opinions of Preschool Children's Social Problem-Solving and Behavioural Problems
Kasik, László; Gál, Zita
Early Child Development and Care, v186 n10 p1632-1648 2016
The aim of our study was to shed light on (1) what Hungarian mothers, fathers and teachers of 4-6-year-olds think of these children's social problem-solving (SPS) and their difficulties in terms of problem-solving, adaptability and prosocial behaviour; (2) studying any correlation between the examined aspects and (3) the connection between one's opinion about SPS and some family background variables. We used three questionnaires (a modified version of SPSI-R [D'Zurilla, T. J., Nezu, A., & Maydeu-Olivares, A. (2002). "Social problem-solving inventory-revised (SPSI-R): Technical manual." New York, NY: Multi-Health Systems, North Tonawanda]; Strength and Difficulty Questionnaire, [Goodman, R. (2001). Psychometric properties of the strength and difficulty questionnaire. "Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric," 40(11), 1337-1345]; Conners Parent/Teacher Rating Scale-Revised, [Conners, C. K. (1997). "Parent rating scale-revised technical manual." New York, NY: Multi Health Systems, North Tonawanda]) and a background questionnaire in our research. Parents and teachers have different opinions in almost all studied aspects (e.g. positive and negative approach to SPS) and there is also a difference between how mothers and fathers rated most of the factors. Contrary to previous international research in the field, it is not teachers who have the most negative opinion but fathers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Kindergarten; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hungary
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Conners Rating Scales; Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire
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