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ERIC Number: EJ932487
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 79
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0961-205X
Linking Maternal Warmth and Responsiveness to Children's Self-Regulation
von Suchodoletz, Antje; Trommsdorff, Gisela; Heikamp, Tobias
Social Development, v20 n3 p486-503 Aug 2011
The present study demonstrated that a more differentiated view of positive parenting practices is necessary in the study of children's acquisition of self-regulation. Here, the unique contributions of maternal warmth and responsiveness to distress to children's self-regulation were tested in a sample of 102 German mothers and their kindergarten children (51 girls and 51 boys). Behavior regulation and internalization of rules of conduct were examined as specific components of children's self-regulation. As expected, maternal warmth was positively related to the child's behavior regulation. Responsiveness to distress was positively linked to the child's internalization of rules of conduct. No significant interactions between maternal parenting and either the child's gender or effortful control were found. The results are discussed with regard to the unique functions that different parenting practices have for children's self-regulation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany