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ERIC Number: EJ862431
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0009-3920
Are Gains in Decision-Making Autonomy during Early Adolescence Beneficial for Emotional Functioning? The Case of the United States and China
Qin, Lili; Pomerantz, Eva M.; Wang, Qian
Child Development, v80 n6 p1705-1721 Nov-Dec 2009
This research examined the role of children's decision-making autonomy in their emotional functioning during early adolescence in the United States and China. Four times over the 7th and 8th grades, 825 American and Chinese children (M = 12.73 years) reported on the extent to which they versus their parents make decisions about issues children often deem as under their authority. Children also reported on their emotional functioning. American children made greater gains over time in decision-making autonomy than did Chinese children. Initial decision-making autonomy predicted enhanced emotional functioning similarly among American and Chinese children. However, gains over time in decision-making autonomy predicted enhanced emotional functioning more in the United States (vs. China) where such gains were normative.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 7; Grade 8
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China; United States