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ERIC Number: EJ938668
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0009-3920
Shyness-Sensitivity and Unsociability in Rural Chinese Children: Relations with Social, School, and Psychological Adjustment
Chen, Xinyin; Wang, Li; Cao, Ruixin
Child Development, v82 n5 p1531-1543 Sep-Oct 2011
The purpose of this study was to examine how shyness-sensitivity and unsociability were associated with social, school, and psychological adjustment in rural Chinese children. Participants were third- to fifth-grade students (N = 820; M age = 10 years) in rural schools in P. R. China. Data on shyness-sensitivity, unsociability, and adjustment were obtained from multiple sources including peer assessments, sociometric nominations, teacher ratings, self-reports, and school records. It was found that unsociability was associated with social, school, and psychological problems, whereas shyness was generally associated with indexes of adjustment such as social status, teacher-rated competence, and academic achievement. The results indicate that rural Chinese context may play an important role in defining the functional meanings of children's social behaviors.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 5
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China