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ERIC Number: EJ1141418
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2168-3603
Children's Voices about the Functions of Their Social Supports: Multicountry Perspectives
Borja, Amanda P.; Nastasi, Bonnie K.; Sarkar, Sreeroopa
International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, v5 n3 p152-166 2017
Research points to the importance of sociocultural and developmental experiences in understanding children's social supports. The present study examines qualitative themes about children's social supports, derived from a multicountry study of 604 school-aged children (ages 4-19 years). Using the ecomap (a child-generated paper-and-pencil drawing depicting relevant stressors and supports), children could describe social stressors and supports in a culturally and developmentally adaptable manner. Participants described 51 support themes reflecting achievement of competencies, degree of autonomy, leisure and recreation activities, and most prominently, interpersonal relationships and interactions. Findings revealed cross-site, cross-gender, and cross-age patterns, and cultural and developmental variations.
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Language: English
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