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ERIC Number: EJ858272
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0885-2006
Behavioral and Relational Correlates of Low Self-Perceived Competence in Young Children
Nelson, Larry J.; Hart, Craig H.; Evans, Cortney A.; Coplan, Robert J.; Roper, Susanne Olsen; Robinson, Clyde C.
Early Childhood Research Quarterly, v24 n3 p350-361 2009
It is developmentally normative for preschoolers (aged four to five years) to have self-perceptions that are typically positive and even over-inflated. However, because not all children have positive self-perceptions in early childhood it is important to understand factors that influence the development of self-perceptions, especially low self-perceptions, in early childhood. Therefore, this study examined the associations between self-perceptions and teacher ratings of social behaviors, subtypes of withdrawal, and peer ratings of acceptance/rejection in preschoolers. Participants included 199 children (107 males, 92 females) attending two early childhood programs in a midsized community in the western United States. The major findings were that children in early childhood who have lower self-perceptions of their abilities than their peers tended to engage in more reticence, solitary-passive withdrawal, and solitary-active behavior. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
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Language: English
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