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ERIC Number: EJ887798
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1520-3247
Gender Differences in Caregiver Emotion Socialization of Low-Income Toddlers
Chaplin, Tara M.; Casey, James; Sinha, Rajita; Mayes, Linda C.
New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, n128 p11-27 Sum 2010
Low-income children are at elevated risk for emotion-related problems; however, little research has examined gender and emotion socialization in low-income families. The authors describe the ways in which emotion socialization may differ for low-income versus middle-income families. They also present empirical data on low-income caregivers' responses to their toddlers' emotion displays, with findings indicating more supportive and fewer punitive responses to boys' anger than to girls', but few gender differences for sadness/anxiety. Finally, they present two models (the emotion competence model and differential emotions model) for understanding relations between emotion socialization and the development of psychopathology, particularly in low-income children. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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