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Coonrod, Debbie – 1979
A variety of research studies have indicated that fathers' availability and their leadership are vital to the healthy functioning of each individual in the family. One study showed that in 48 societies fathers assume an instrumental role in family life, while in only eight societies is fathering predominately an expressive function. Occasionally,…
Descriptors: Child Development, Family (Sociological Unit), Fatherless Family, Fathers
Coonrod, Debbie – 1981
Information about the influence fathers have on their children's development is provided in this booklet. Chapter One reviews research focused on father-absence and inadequate fathering. Societal expectations for fathers, paternal deprivation, children's emotional, cognitive and social development as well as sex-role adjustment are briefly…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Children, Fatherless Family, Fathers
Wirtenberg, Jeana; And Others – 1980
Studies on the portrayal of minorities, older persons, and females in elementary and secondary school textbooks used in the 1970s are reviewed in this publication. The studies are divided into the following categories: American Indians, blacks, Hispanics, Asian and Pacific Island Americans, religious groups, older persons, and females. In the…
Descriptors: American Indians, Asian Americans, Black Stereotypes, Elementary Secondary Education
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Polit, Denise F.; Falbo, Toni – Journal of Marriage and the Family, 1987
Conducted quantitative review of literature on the personality characteristics of only children. Combined results of 141 studies and found that only children scored significantly better than other groups in achievement motivation and personal adjustment. Overall, however, the review indicated that only children were comparable in most respects to…
Descriptors: Achievement Need, Adjustment (to Environment), Child Development, Comparative Analysis
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Goldner, Limor; Scharf, Miri – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2011
This study examined the relationship between children's attachment security, as manifested in their family drawings, and their personality and adjustment. Family drawings were collected from 222 Israeli children, as well as data regarding their personality and adjustment. Each drawing was coded and classified into 1 of 4 attachment categories…
Descriptors: Attachment Behavior, Personality Traits, Adjustment (to Environment), Freehand Drawing
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Sandseter, Ellen Beate Hansen – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
While there is a growing interest in children's risk-taking behaviours and their safety when at play, there is also a focus on the need to balance the hazards of risks with the benefits of risk. This is also a growing concern among researchers of early childhood education and care (ECEC). The research conducted thus far on ECEC practitioners'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Risk, Child Behavior, Play
Constantino, Giuseppe; And Others – 1985
A seven-year project developing and testing cuento therapy, a form of child psychotherapy in which Puerto Rican mothers recount to their children folktales taken from Puerto Rican culture, is described and evaluated in this monograph. Chapter 1 explains how the research presented in later chapters fits into substantially broader patterns of…
Descriptors: Child Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Emotional Disturbances, Folk Culture
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Lee, Il Rang; Kemple, Kristen – Creativity Research Journal, 2014
The purpose of this study was to examine relationships among preservice teachers' personality traits, their own engagement in creative activities, and their beliefs about the teaching practices that have been shown to support children's creativity. A total of 302 early childhood and elementary preservice teachers participated in this study. The…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Personality Traits, Creative Activities, Participation
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Falbo, Toni; Poston, Dudley L., Jr. – Child Development, 1993
Surveyed 4,000 third and sixth graders and their parents and teachers, from 4 Chinese provinces. Found that, although only children scored higher on tests of verbal ability, were taller, and weighed more than firstborn and later born children, other measures of academic and personality development were similar between the groups. (MDM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Birth Order, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students
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Manczak, Erika M.; Mangelsdorf, Sarah C.; McAdams, Dan P.; Wong, Maria S.; Schoppe-Sullivan, Sarah; Brown, Geoffrey L. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2016
Parent-child conversations about shared events may facilitate important aspects of psychosocial development through the family's references to emotions. Although past research has begun examining features of speakers and topics that predict emotion talk in these conversations, the potential contribution of personality traits has been overlooked.…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Personality Traits, Emotional Response, Parent Child Relationship
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Bornstein, Marc H.; Hahn, Chun-Shin; Haynes, O. Maurice – Developmental Psychology, 2011
A community sample of 262 European American mothers of firstborn 20-month-olds completed a personality inventory and measures of parenting cognitions (knowledge, self-perceptions, and reports about behavior) and was observed in interaction with their children from which measures of parenting practices (language, sensitivity, affection, and play)…
Descriptors: Mothers, Parenting Styles, Child Rearing, Personality
Britton, Lesley – 1992
Designed for use by parents to further the emotional, social, and intellectual development of their 2- to 6-year old children, this book describes the Montessori method of early childhood education and provides sample activities and games to develop children's skills in the home, the neighborhood, and the world. Following introductory sections…
Descriptors: Child Development, Childrens Games, Developmental Tasks, Family Environment
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Vidergor, Hava E. – International Journal for Talent Development and Creativity, 2013
The study aimed at unfolding the personal creative characteristics of an educator in the field of gifted education, and examining creativity as expressed in childhood and its transformation into adulthood creative approach and outcomes. The study focused on Dr. Erika Landau, the pioneer of gifted education in Israel, an internationally renowned…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Creativity, Personality Traits, Academically Gifted
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Dosanjh, J. S.; Ghuman, P. A. S. – Children & Society, 1998
From 1970-73 and in 1995, data on child-rearing practices were collected through interviews with Punjabi mothers living in Britain; topics included development of children's personality and independence. Findings revealed that enculturation has brought many changes in attitudes of the 1990s generation of Punjabi mothers; however, they still hold…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Attitude Change, Child Rearing, Family Relationship
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Pluess, Michael; Assary, Elham; Lionetti, Francesca; Lester, Kathryn J.; Krapohl, Eva; Aron, Elaine N.; Aron, Arthur – Developmental Psychology, 2018
A large number of studies document that children differ in the degree they are shaped by their developmental context with some being more sensitive to environmental influences than others. Multiple theories suggest that "Environmental Sensitivity" is a common trait predicting the response to negative as well as positive exposures.…
Descriptors: Child Development, Environmental Influences, Questionnaires, Psychological Patterns
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