ERIC Number: EJ661611
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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Cultural Differences in Children's Emotional Reactions to Difficult Situations.
Cole, Pamela M.; Bruschi, Carole J.; Tamang, Babu L.
Child Development, v73 n3 p983-96 May-Jun 2002
Two studies examined beliefs about revealing emotion among children from Brahman, Tamang and American cultures. Findings indicated three distinct cultural patterns: Tamang were more likely to appraise difficult situations in terms of shame, while the others endorsed anger. Brahmins were more likely not to communicate negative emotion. Americans were more problem focused and action oriented. Age influenced the degree to which children used emotion-focused coping and expressing anger. (JPB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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