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ERIC Number: EJ746109
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 68
ISSN: ISSN-0009-3920
Relations of Maternal Style and Child Self-Concept to Autobiographical Memories in Chinese, Chinese Immigrant, and European American 3-Year-Olds
Wang, Qi
Child Development, v77 n6 p1794-1809 Nov-Dec 2006
The relations of maternal reminiscing style and child self-concept to children's shared and independent autobiographical memories were examined in a sample of 189 three-year-olds and their mothers from Chinese families in China, first-generation Chinese immigrant families in the United States, and European American families. Mothers shared memories with their children and completed questionnaires; children recounted autobiographical events and described themselves with a researcher. Independent of culture, gender, child age, and language skills, maternal elaborations and evaluations were associated with children's shared memory reports, and maternal evaluations and child agentic self-focus were associated with children's independent memory reports. Maternal style and child self-concept further mediated cultural influences on children's memory. The findings provide insight into the social-cultural construction of autobiographical memory.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China; United States