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ERIC Number: EJ808336
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0961-205X
Young Children's Psychological Selves: Convergence with Maternal Reports of Child Personality
Brown, Geoffrey L.; Mangelsdorf, Sarah C.; Agathen, Jean M.; Ho, Moon-Ho
Social Development, v17 n1 p161-182 Feb 2008
The present research examined five-year-old children's psychological self-concepts. Non-linear factor analysis was used to model the latent structure of the children's self-view questionnaire (CSVQ; Eder, 1990), a measure of children's self-concepts. The coherence and reliability of the emerging factor structure indicated that young children are capable of meaningfully reporting about their own emotions and personalities. Moreover, these self-reports from five-year-olds converged with maternal perceptions of child personality. Results are discussed in terms of their implications for the study of emergent personality, continuity/discontinuity in personality assessment across the lifespan, and self-concept formation in early childhood.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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