ERIC Number: EJ845003
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
Emotion-Focused Coping in Young Children: Self and Self-Regulatory Processes
Kopp, Claire B.
New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, n124 p33-46 Sum 2009
This chapter explores paths toward emotion-focused coping among typically developing young children and their more or less average parents--portraying characteristic developmental patterns, demands, and stresses. Emotion-focused coping strategies are effortful and aim to decrease negative emotions in stress-inducing interpersonal contexts. The themes here highlight developmental changes of the early years and related parent and child hassles; likely cognitive, social, and linguistic antecedents and correlates of emotion-focused coping; and some self-regulatory processes that enable coping. The chapter concludes by noting that new directions in the study of young children's coping involve returning to well-crafted, short-term longitudinal research.
Descriptors: Young Children, Coping, Stress Variables, Child Development, Self Control, Emotional Development, Developmental Stages, Social Development, Language Acquisition, Longitudinal Studies, Cognitive Development
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