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ERIC Number: EJ778200
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 20
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 79
ISSN: ISSN-0256-2928
Scaffolding Interaction in Parent-Child Dyads: Multimodal Analysis of Parental Scaffolding with Task and Non-Task Oriented Children
Salonen, Pekka; Lepola, Janne; Vauras, Marja
European Journal of Psychology of Education, v22 n1 p77-96 2007
In this exploratory study we conceptualized and explored socio-cognitive, emotional and motivational regulatory processes displayed in scaffolding interaction between parents and their non-task and task-oriented children. Based on the dynamic systems view and findings from developmental research, we assumed that parents with non-task oriented and task-oriented children have formed differential multimodal interaction patterns which have been stabilized during repeated parent-child scaffolding episodes. We hypothesized that, in comparison with task-oriented parent-child dyads, parents with non-task oriented children would show more non-optimal patterns in socio-cognitive, motivational, and emotional realms of scaffolding regulation. The sample consisted of 11 task-oriented and 12 non-task oriented (extremely task-avoidant or socially dependent) 7-year-old children with their parents. The children worked on picture arrangement and brick construction tasks. The quality of parent-child regulation was assessed both by global rating scales and by a micro-analytic procedure focused on dyadic coordinations (e.g., parental intrusiveness, directiveness, modulation of emotions and expectations). Global ratings and micro-analyses did reveal group level differences in socio-emotional regulation but not in socio-cognitive and motivational regulation. (Contains 4 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Finland