ERIC Number: EJ675227
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Canadian Adolescents' Implicit Theories of Immaturity: What Does "Childish" Mean?
Galambos, Nancy L.; Barker, Erin V.; Tilton-Weaver, Lauree C.
New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, n100 p77-89 Sum 2003
This study examined implicit theories of immaturity among 345 Canadian sixth- and ninth-graders. Qualitative analysis of adolescents' descriptions of an immature peer revealed six foci to implicit theories of immaturity. The majority of adolescents' descriptions focused on childlike behaviors, silly/goofy behaviors, or on mean/hurtful behaviors. Sixth-graders' theories were more likely to describe childlike behavior, whereas ninth-graders' theories were more likely to describe silly/goofy behavior. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada