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ERIC Number: EJ793711
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-0165-0254
Independence-Supportive Praise Versus Interdependence-Promoting Praise
Wang, Yan Z.; Wiley, Angela R.; Chiu, Chi-Yue
International Journal of Behavioral Development, v32 n1 p13-20 2008
This study used dinnertime observational data to investigate parental praise in Chinese-immigrant and European-American families. Three process models of praise with distinctive communicative content were uncovered. Two models focus on adherence to parental expectations, which promote the development of an interdependent self (interdependence-promoting praise). One focuses on child's self-initiated behaviors and supports the development of an independent self (independence-supportive praise). Consistent with past findings, independence-supportive praise is widely distributed in European-American families. Although interdependence-promoting praise has been overlooked in previous research, it is commonly found in Chinese-immigrant families. The findings are discussed in terms of their implications for the development of culturally inclusive models of praise. (Contains 2 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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