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ERIC Number: EJ668462
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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ISSN: ISSN-0009-3920
Group Size Regulates Self-Assertive versus Self-Deprecating Responses to Interpersonal Competition.
Benenson, Joyce F.; Maiese, Rebecca; Dolenszky, Eva; Dolenszky, Michole; Sinclair, Nancy; Simpson, Anna
Child Development, v73 n6 p1818-29 Nov-Dec 2002
This study examined the hypothesis that group size can influence whether 9- to 10-year-olds display self-assertive versus self-deprecating responses to interpersonal competition, especially under stress. Findings indicated that individuals displayed more assertive behaviors during competitive game-playing in groups than in dyads, and more self-deprecating behaviors in dyads than in groups. Findings suggest that group size provides one possible mechanism for development of sex differences in self-assertive versus self-deprecating behavior. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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