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ERIC Number: EJ799108
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-1363-2752
Understanding Students' Interactions: Why Varied Social Tasks Matter
Rinaldi, Christina M.; Kates, Allison D.; Welton, Christine
Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties, v13 n2 p127-140 Jun 2008
Many social interactions between school-age children contain both competitive and cooperative elements. In order to gain a better understanding of how students at risk for emotional and behavioural difficulties (EBD) negotiate social exchanges in cooperative and competitive-related tasks in comparison with non-EBD students: (a) prosocial; (b) negative; and (c) conflict behaviours were assessed. Fifty-seven children at risk for EBD and 57 comparison children participated in three different social tasks with non-target partners. Both students and teachers completed a standardised behaviour checklist. Social ability and sex differences were considered. Results are discussed from a social-cognitive framework, and practical implications will be highlighted. (Contains 1 figure and 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 4; Grade 8
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A