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ERIC Number: EJ824366
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jun
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-0256-2928
Interpersonal Conflict Resolution Strategies in Children: A Father-Child Co-Construction
Ricaud-Droisy, Helene; Zaouche-Gaudron, Chantal
European Journal of Psychology of Education, v18 n2 p157-169 Jun 2003
The interpersonal conflict gives an opportunity to learn living together and to accept differences. We consider the interpersonal conflict resolution strategies as an indicator of the socialization and as such of the autonomisation and social integration. If, at the earliest age, the child has the advantage of a differentiated and early paternal involvement, he would use a larger variety of adjustment mechanisms when he will be in conflitual situations. Indeed, the father facilitates and stimulates the subjectivation process which integrates the appearing premises of self-consciousness, around 3-4 year old, in the conducts of initiative and self affirmation; the father introduces and consolidates the process which integrates the opening to wider interpersonal relations, which notably appears in collaboration conducts and more especially resolution interpersonal conflict. In order to evidence the paternal influence on resolution strategies of interpersonal conflicts, we will develop some results of a comparative study conducted among girls and boys (aged from 3 to 5), and theirs fathers. We have thus determined some paternal configurations--established after questionnaire analyse--and conflict resolution strategies--coming from the statistical treatment of data from observations of free and organized-play situations, and from semi-directives interviews of the children. (Contains 2 tables and 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: France