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ERIC Number: EJ1200832
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Jan
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0165-0254
Maternal Mental State Language Is Associated with Trajectories of Chinese Immigrant Children's Emotion Situation Knowledge
Doan, Stacey N.; Lee, Helen Y.; Wang, Qi
International Journal of Behavioral Development, v43 n1 p43-52 Jan 2019
We investigated the role of mothers' references to mental states and behaviors and children's emotion situation knowledge (ESK) in a prospective, cross-cultural context. European American mothers (n = 71) and Chinese immigrant mothers (n = 60) and their children participated in the study. Maternal references to mental states and behaviors were assessed at Time 1 when children were three years of age. ESK was assessed when children were 3, 3.5, and 4.5 years of age. Multi-group latent growth curve analyses were used to model children's growth in ESK over time, as well as relations between mental state language and references to behaviors on children's trajectories. Results indicated that maternal references to mental states were associated with concurrent levels of ESK for European American children, and change over time for the Chinese immigrant children. Maternal references to behaviors were negatively associated with concurrent ESK for both groups.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Institute of Mental Health (DHHS/NIH)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York
Grant or Contract Numbers: R01MH64661