ERIC Number: EJ812825
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
Bad Days Don't End When the School Bell Rings: The Lingering Effects of Negative School Events on Children's Mood, Self-Esteem, and Perceptions of Parent-Child Interaction
Lehman, Barbara J.; Repetti, Rena L.
Social Development, v16 n3 p596-618 Aug 2007
Each day for five days, 79 fifth-grade children reported on events that occurred at school and they and their parents described their interactions with each other each evening. Consistent with previous research, it was found that on days when children reported more academic or peer problems during the day at school, they later described more aversive interactions with their parents. As hypothesized, increases in anxiety and drops in children's state self-esteem partially mediated this link. However, parents did not report any differences in their interactions with the target child on days when the child experienced problems at school. This study suggests that negative events experienced by children while at school lead to short-term changes in mood and self-esteem, which influence their perceptions of subsequent interactions at home with parents.
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Grade 5, Psychological Patterns, Interaction, Anxiety, Self Esteem, Student Attitudes, Interpersonal Communication, Educational Experience, Social Development, Elementary Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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