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ERIC Number: EJ929690
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0256-8543
Children's Understandings of Emotions and Self: Are There Gender Differences?
Bosacki, Sandra Leanne
Journal of Research in Childhood Education, v22 n2 p155-172 2007
This study explored gendered relations between children's self-perceptions and emotion understanding. Ninety-one children (52 girls, 39 boys; 5-8 years) completed self-report self-perception measures and participated in individual interviews to assess three dimensions of self-understanding (continuity, agency, distinctiveness) and emotion understanding. Significant negative correlations were found between both girls' and boys' physical self-concept and emotion understanding. Content analyses of interview responses showed that for both girls and boys, emotion understanding responses contained greater references to physical and behavioral terms, and their self-agency responses contained more references to the self than others. Positive relations between emotion understanding and self-understanding were significant for girls only. Results are discussed in terms of educational implications. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada