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Yao, Zhuojun; Enright, Robert – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
The current study investigated the effect of moral stories in promoting kindergarteners' sharing behaviour. One hundred eight children were randomly assigned to one of three conditions: two experimental conditions (a moral story with a sharing model and good consequences and a moral story with a selfish model and bad consequences) and a control…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Kindergarten, Young Children, Sharing Behavior
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Xie, Sha; Li, Hui – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The goal of this study was to explore the inter-parental differences and the major clusters of Chinese parenting profile in a sample of preschoolers' fathers and mothers in urban China. Eighty-six Chinese couples in Shenzhen completed a parenting style questionnaire, and four couples were interviewed to provide additional illumination. A paired…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parenting Styles, Preschool Children, Fathers
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Lin, Xunyi; Xie, Sha; Li, Hui – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The present study explores the constructs of Chinese mothers' and fathers' engagement in toddlers' play in the daily context. A sample of 238 parents of toddlers (M = 30.43 months, SD = 3.45) completed a newly-developed instrument, the Chinese Parental Involvement in Toddler Play Activity Questionnaire (CPITPAQ), to report their play engagement.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Participation, Parent Child Relationship, Mothers
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Dai, Qian; Lim, Ai Keow; Xu, Qiu Jie – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Relations between maternal mind-mindedness, parenting stress and obstetric history were investigated in a Chinese sample of 96 mother-infant dyads (M[subscript infants' age] = 15.95 months, M[subscript maternal age] = 30 years). Parenting stress and obstetric history were assessed through questionnaires while mind-mindedness was observed through…
Descriptors: Mothers, Metacognition, Infants, Parent Child Relationship
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Sun, Jin; Tang, Yixuan – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This study examined the relationship between aspects of maternal scaffolding and Chinese preschoolers' self-regulation. Thirty-three children aged 3-5 (12 boys and 21 girls) and their mothers from one kindergarten in Nanning, China, participated in 2 dyadic problem-solving tasks. The children's self-regulation was assessed using the tapping task…
Descriptors: Mothers, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Preschool Children, Child Development
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Rademacher, Annika; Koglin, Ute – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
In recent years, preschooler's self-regulation has been extensively researched. This systematic review deals with the overlaps and differences among the many different terminologies and definitions of self-regulation in childhood and the association with preschooler's social-emotional and behavioural development. A systematic literature search in…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Self Management, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Luo, Renfu; Jia, Fang; Yue, Ai; Zhang, Linxiu; Lyu, Qijia; Shi, Yaojiang; Yang, Meredith; Medina, Alexis; Kotb, Sarah; Rozelle, Scott – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This study aims to investigate the developmental status of rural Chinese children, the extent of interactive parenting they receive, and the relation between the two. A sample of 448 six to eighteen-month-old children and their caregivers were randomly selected from two rural counties in Hebei and Yunnan provinces. According the third edition of…
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, Child Development, Rural Areas, Foreign Countries
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Xie, Sha; Li, Hui – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
This study explored the relationships between parenting profiles and young children's school readiness in urban China. Eighty-six pairs of Chinese parents completed the Chinese Parenting Style Questionnaire (CPSQ), and their children were administered the "Bracken School Readiness Composite" (BSRC; Bracken, B. A. (1998). Bracken basic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parenting Styles, Preschool Children, School Readiness
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Hao, Yijun – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
In a time when story-acting practices have gained increasing focus, little is known about the relations between family story acting and a child's interactions with the ideal models represented in stories. Drawing upon a cultural-historical perspective of play and development, this study is aimed at discovering how a child is able to interact with…
Descriptors: Play, Imagination, Acting, Child Development
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Wong, Yau-ho Paul – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
Although a quality preschool supports young children's health and safety, "quality" has been defined diversely enough that its delivery has been varied among kindergarten teachers. The current study was the first to examine and compare perceptions of school safety between urban and rural kindergarten teachers. Sixty-seven Hong Kong…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Rural Schools, Urban Schools, Kindergarten
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Li, Hui; Chen, Jennifer J. – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
During the last century, early childhood curriculum (ECC) in China has undergone a series of monumental transformations, shaped by the interaction between local cultural and global forces. In this case study, we critically analyse three major waves of ECC reform in China, with a particular emphasis on the social and cultural forces that have…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Curriculum, Social Influences
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Ren, Lixin; Edwards, Carolyn Pope – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
This mixed methods study focused on the socialization goals for preschool-aged children among parents from three small-sized cities located in northeastern China. A total of 154 parents with preschool-aged children completed questionnaires measuring parental socialization goals for children's social-emotional competence and academic achievement.…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Foreign Countries
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Li, Shi – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
Most scholars consider gratitude as a moral emotion, with only few seeing it as a character trait. As a result, no systematic mechanism has ever been attempted to develop gratitude in children. Given the social issue of widespread lack of gratitude in the one-child generations of China, this article attempts to outline a mechanism of parental…
Descriptors: Emotional Response, Altruism, Psychological Patterns, Affective Behavior
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Hu, Bi Ying; Roberts, Sherron Killingsworth; Leng Ieong, Sylvia Sao; Guo, Haiying – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
This research study examined the challenges faced by early childhood education (ECE) in rural China based on a qualitative study of 217 kindergarten classrooms in a large agricultural, rural province. This study utilised onsite teacher surveys, interviews, and observational field notes. This investigation's findings revealed important information…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Areas, Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten
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Ren, Lixin; Edwards, Carolyn Pope – Early Child Development and Care, 2015
This study examines relations among Chinese parents' expectations for children's development of social-emotional skills, parenting styles, and child social competence. A total of 154 parents with preschool-aged children from mainland China completed questionnaires measuring their timing of expectations for children's mastery of social-emotional…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Expectation, Parenting Styles, Child Rearing
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