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ERIC Number: EJ591799
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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ISSN: ISSN-0009-3920
Children "Tune Out" in Response to the Ambiguous Communication Style of Powerless Adults.
Bugental, Daphne Blunt; Lyon, Judith E.; Lin, Eta K.; McGrath, Emily P.; Bimbela, Alfred
Child Development, v70 n1 p214-30 Jan-Feb 1999
Two studies assessed changes in attentional engagement as a function of exposure to "teachers" differing in perceived power and the communication style associated with perceived power. Results suggested that adult ambiguity (more characteristic of those with perception of low power) leads to reductions in children's attentional engagement. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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