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ERIC Number: EJ875885
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-0022-1325
Coparenting and Early Conscience Development in the Family
Groenendyk, Allison E.; Volling, Brenda L.
Journal of Genetic Psychology, v168 n2 p201-224 Jun 2007
In the current research, the authors examined children's observed compliance in a family clean-up paradigm and parents' reports of coparenting to predict young children's conscience (e.g., affective discomfort and moral regulation) in a sample of 58 families with two parents and at least two children. The authors found relations between parents' reports of children's conscience development and observer-rated compliance in a family clean-up session, and significant correlations between coparenting and conscience development. There were a greater number of significant results for younger, 2-year-old siblings than for older siblings, which may reflect the importance of the period between 2 and 3 years for the emergence of conscience. Multiple regressions revealed that younger siblings' age, observed compliance/noncompliance, and parents' reports of coparenting were all significant in predicting parents' reports of affective discomfort and moral regulation. Findings underscore the importance of continuing research on whole-family dynamics when studying young children's early conscience and moral regulation. (Contains 2 tables and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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