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ERIC Number: EJ636453
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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ISSN: ISSN-0022-0221
Concepts of Adaptive and Maladaptive Child Behavior: A Comparison of U.S. and Japanese Mothers of Preschool-Age Children.
Olson, Sheryl L.; Kashiwagi, Keiko; Crystal, David
Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, v32 n1 p43-57 Jan 2001
Investigated Japanese and U.S. mothers' descriptions of behavioral characteristics they found most desirable and undesirable in preschool children, noting characteristics they considered most highly positive or negative. Mothers in both cultures emphasized social cooperativeness and interpersonal sensitivity. U.S. mothers were far more likely to consider aggressive and disruptive behaviors negative, whereas Japanese mothers highlighted social insensitivity and uncooperativeness. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Japan