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ERIC Number: EJ928589
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 76
ISSN: ISSN-0961-205X
Toddlers' Social-Emotional Competence in the Contexts of Maternal Emotion Socialization and Contingent Responsiveness in a Low-Income Sample
Brophy-Herb, Holly E.; Schiffman, Rachel F.; Bocknek, Erika London; Dupuis, Sara B.; Fitzgerald, Hiram E.; Horodynski, Mildred; Onaga, Esther; Van Egeren, Laurie A.; Hillaker, Barbara
Social Development, v20 n1 p73-92 Feb 2011
Early social-emotional development occurs in the context of parenting, particularly via processes such as maternal emotion socialization and parent-child interactions. Results from structural equation modeling indicated that maternal contingent responsiveness partially mediated the relationship between maternal emotion socialization of toddlers (N = 119, ages 12-36 months) and toddlers' social-emotional competence. Effect size was strongest for the direct path between maternal emotion socialization and toddler social-emotional competence. Toddler age and maternal demographic risk status (covariates) predicted toddler competence. Study results extend the previous literature on early competencies by focusing on toddlers rather than preschool-aged children and by employing a contextual model in which both low-income mothers' emotion socialization and their contingent responsiveness predicted toddlers' competencies. (Contains 2 figures and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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