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Merrilees, Christine E.; Taylor, Laura K.; Goeke-Morey, Marcie C.; Shirlow, Peter; Cummings, E. Mark; Cairns, Ed – Child Development, 2014
The protective role of strength of group identity was examined for youth in a context of protracted political conflict. Participants included 814 adolescents (M[subscript age] = 13.61, SD = 1.99 at Time 1) participating in a longitudinal study in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Utilizing hierarchical linear modeling, the results show that the effect of…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Antisocial Behavior, Foreign Countries, Group Membership
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Smetana, Judith G.; Wong, Mun; Ball, Courtney; Yau, Jenny – Child Development, 2014
A total of 267 five-, seven-, and ten-year-olds (M = 7.62), 147 in Hong Kong and 120 in the United States, evaluated hypothetical personal (and moral) events described as either essential or peripheral to actors' identity. Except for young Chinese in the peripheral condition, straightforward personal events were overwhelmingly evaluated as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, Self Concept, Compliance (Psychology)
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Verkuyten, Maykel; Thijs, Jochem; Stevens, Gonneke – Child Development, 2012
This study investigates the relation between religious group identification and ethnic and national identity among Moroccan-Dutch Muslim adolescents (11-18 years) and their parents (n = 369). Compared to their parents, adolescents showed higher national identification and lower religious and ethnic group identification. However, for adolescents…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Comparative Analysis, Adolescents, Ethnicity
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Mulak, Karen E.; Best, Catherine T.; Tyler, Michael D.; Kitamura, Christine; Irwin, Julia R. – Child Development, 2013
By 12 months, children grasp that a phonetic change to a word can change its identity ("phonological distinctiveness"). However, they must also grasp that some phonetic changes do "not" ("phonological constancy"). To test development of phonological constancy, sixteen 15-month-olds and sixteen 19-month-olds completed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Toddlers, Phonology, Age Differences
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Moller, Signe J.; Tenenbaum, Harriet R. – Child Development, 2011
This study investigated 282 eight- to twelve-year-old Danish majority children's judgments and justifications of exclusion based on gender and ethnicity (i.e., Danish majority children and ethnic-minority children of a Muslim background). Children's judgments and reasoning varied with the perpetrator of the exclusion and the social identity of the…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Childhood Attitudes, Minority Group Children, Intergroup Relations
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Gieling, Maike; Thijs, Jochem; Verkuyten, Maykel – Child Development, 2010
Using social-cognitive domain theory and social identity theory, tolerance judgments of practices by Muslim actors among Dutch adolescents (12-17) were investigated. The findings for Study 1 (N = 180) demonstrated that participants evaluated 4 practices using different types of reasons: personal, social-conventional, and moral. In Study 2 (N =…
Descriptors: Muslims, Moral Issues, Cultural Pluralism, Public Support
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Nesdale, Drew; Maass, Anne; Durkin, Kevin; Griffiths, Judith – Child Development, 2005
To assess predictions from social identity development theory (SIDT; Nesdale, 2004) concerning children's ethnic/racial prejudice, 197 Anglo-Australian children ages 7 or 9 years participated in a minimal group study as a member of a team that had a norm of inclusion or exclusion. The team was threatened or not threatened by an out-group that was…
Descriptors: Children, Racial Bias, Social Bias, Norms
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Krasnor, Linda Rose; Rubin, Kenneth H. – Child Development, 1983
The frequency and distribution of social problem-solving strategies, goals, targets, and outcomes were coded during preschoolers' free play. Flexibility and persistence in problem-solving sequences were examined, and the relative importance of strategies, goals, targets, and the identity of the problem solver in predicting social problem-solving…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Problem Solving
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Golombok, Susan; Mellish, Laura; Jennings, Sarah; Casey, Polly; Tasker, Fiona; Lamb, Michael E. – Child Development, 2014
Findings are presented on a U.K. study of 41 gay father families, 40 lesbian mother families, and 49 heterosexual parent families with an adopted child aged 3-9 years. Standardized interview and observational and questionnaire measures of parental well-being, quality of parent-child relationships, child adjustment, and child sex-typed behavior…
Descriptors: Fathers, Homosexuality, Adoption, Foreign Countries
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Lobel, Thalma E.; And Others – Child Development, 1993
Fifth and sixth graders completed a sex role orientation measure, viewed a film portraying a child playing gender-appropriate games with members of the same sex or gender-inappropriate games with members of the opposite sex, and made judgments about the child. Subjects' judgments were influenced by the child's gender-related behaviors but not by…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries, Intermediate Grades, Preadolescents
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Martin, Carol Lynn; And Others – Child Development, 1990
Children of 4 to 10 years of age were told about children whose sex was not specified and who had a masculine or feminine toy or characteristic. Results indicated that children first learn characteristics relevant to their own sex, and that older children's stereotypic judgments about gender are more extreme than those of younger children. (BC)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Children, Femininity, Foreign Countries