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ERIC Number: EJ843296
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-0961-205X
Maternal Autonomy- and Connectedness-Oriented Parenting Behaviors as Predictors of Children's Social Behaviors in China
Liu, Mowei; Chen, Xinyin; Zheng, Shujie; Chen, Huichang; Wang, Li
Social Development, v18 n3 p671-689 Aug 2009
The purpose of the study was to examine the contributions of maternal encouragement of autonomy and maternal encouragement of connectedness to the prediction of children's social behaviors. A sample of children (N = 94), initially aged two years, and their mothers in China participated in the two-year longitudinal study. Child autonomy and connectedness and maternal goal-oriented behaviors were assessed at two years of age through the observation of mother-child interactions. Data on children's social participation, prosocial behavior, aggression, and organization/leadership in peer interactions were collected in a follow-up study when the children were four years of age. It was found that maternal encouragement of connectedness significantly predicted children's sociability and organization/leadership behavior, especially for children who were relatively high on autonomy. The results indicated the developmental significance of socialization goal-oriented behaviors in cultural context.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China