ERIC Number: EJ557336
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: 0
Social and Temperamental Influences on Children's Overestimation of Their Physical Abilities: Links to Accidental Injuries.
Plumert, Jodie M.; Schwebel, David C.
Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, v67 n3 p317-37 Dec 1997
Examined relations between children's temperament, ability overestimation, and accidental injuries. Found that watching peer failure on physical tasks was related to conservative ability judgments for same task. Surgency/Undercontrol was related to 6-year-olds' judgment accuracy and to 8-year-olds' decision times. Ability overestimation was related to 6-year-old boys' accidental injuries whereas temperamental characteristics were related to 8-year-olds' accidental injuries. (Author)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Note: Special Issue on "Integration of Cognition and Emotion in Development."