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ERIC Number: EJ1206512
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0165-0254
Chinese Preschoolers' Daily Routine and Its Associations with Parent-Child Relationships and Child Self-Regulation
Ren, Lixin; Fan, Jieqiong
International Journal of Behavioral Development, v43 n2 p179-184 Mar 2019
Popular parenting literature has often emphasized the importance of establishing predictable routines during early childhood. Using a sample of 688 Chinese preschool-aged children, the current study examined how child routines were related to parent-child relationships and self-regulation. This study first examined the psychometric properties of the Child Routines Questionnaire-Preschool among Chinese preschoolers. The instrument demonstrated sound reliability and validity. Furthermore, the findings showed that routines in children's daily living, activities, and discipline were all positively related to parent-child closeness and negatively related to parent-child conflict, even after controlling for parenting styles. In addition, child routines were also associated with teacher-reported self-control and behavioral concerns. The current study provided initial evidence on the role of routines in promoting parent-child relationships and self-regulation among a Chinese sample of preschool-aged children.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China