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ERIC Number: EJ843294
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0961-205X
Mainland Chinese Adolescents' Judgments and Reasoning about Self-Determination and Nurturance Rights
Lahat, Ayelet; Helwig, Charles C.; Yang, Shaogang; Tan, Dingliang; Liu, Chunqiong
Social Development, v18 n3 p690-710 Aug 2009
Younger (13 years) and older (17 years) adolescents (N = 160) from urban and rural China responded to written scenarios in which children's rights to self-determination and nurturance conflicted with the desires of authorities. They also evaluated scenarios in which children's desire to exercise self-determination was in conflict with their own welfare interests (nurturance). Older participants and those from urban settings were more likely than younger participants and those from rural settings to endorse self-determination, both when in conflict with authority and nurturance. When supporting self-determination, participants appealed to individual rights, autonomy, and personal choice in their justifications. The findings indicate that concepts of diverse types of rights are maintained by adolescents from both modern and traditional settings in China.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China