ERIC Number: EJ308898
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1984
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Conversation and Cooperation: Child Linguistic Maturity, Parental Speech, and Helping Behavior of Young Children.
Lawrence, Barbara M.
Child Development, v55 n5 p1926-35 Oct 1984
Significant relationships were found between linguistic maturity of children, speech of parents, and children's helping behavior. Mean length of utterance was a better predictor of cooperative behavior than child age; no comparable relationships were found for parents' nonverbal behaviors. Results support a hypothesis of verbal mediation of helping behavior. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Mean Length of Utterance