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Yaremych, Haley E.; Volling, Brenda L. – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
This study examined the links between mothers' and fathers' emotion socialization practices and social behaviour between siblings. We utilized parent reports from 57 two-parent families with preschool- and toddler-aged siblings to assess parental responses to children's negative emotions, as well as siblings' engagement in positive involvement,…
Descriptors: Mothers, Fathers, Socialization, Emotional Development
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Kelmanson, Igor A. – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
Sleep disturbances are likely to be associated with emotional and behavioural problems in typically and atypically developing children. The study was aimed to evaluate sleep disturbances in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their associations with emotional/behavioural problems. The study comprised eighteen 5-year-old boys with…
Descriptors: Sleep, Emotional Problems, Behavior Problems, Autism
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Toran, Mehmet; Hacifazlioglu, Özge – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
This study aims to reveal the meanings attached to the concept of childhood and discuss how it is conceptualized and shaped with cultural attributes by parents and preschool teachers. The study was based on both quantitative and qualitative stance. One hundred and thirty parents and 125 preschool teachers participated in the first phase of the…
Descriptors: Children, Cultural Influences, Parent Influence, Teacher Influence
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Metin Aslan, Özge – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
The purpose of this research is to examine cultural difference in Turkish and American preschoolers' play, aggression and victimization behaviours. The research has been performed in a nursery school affiliated to a university in one of the big cities of Turkey and in two nursery schools affiliated to a university in one of the Northern states of…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Play, Cross Cultural Studies, Victims
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Cederborg, Ann-Christin – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
This study explores how 3-5 year-old children negotiate participation rights during peer play in a preschool in Sweden. The interest is on how they build relations moment-by-moment. I specifically analyze how they negotiate participation rights with a focus on how they include and exclude each other in the ongoing activity. This is an ethnographic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Play, Peer Relationship, Preschool Children
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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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Godin, Julie; Freeman, Andrew; Rigby, Patty – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) demonstrate limited playfulness. Their difficulty engaging in meaningful interaction with others renders playful engagement in social interactions a challenge. Although little direct evidence exists regarding the promotion of these children's playful engagement, links can be established with many traits…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Play, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Gastaldi, Francesca Giovanna Maria; Longobardi, Claudio; Pasta, Tiziana; Prino, Laura Elvira – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Playing is essential for the development of higher psychological functions. The purpose of this study is to demonstrate that playing constitutes an essential step in children's socio-cognitive development by describing playtime as the indicator of the gradual overcoming of self-centred thinking, with a view to acquiring new social adjustment…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Play, Nursery Schools, Imitation
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Yamamoto, Noriko; Imai-Matsumura, Kyoko – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The present study examined gender differences in kindergarten students' ability for behavioural self-regulation and executive function in East Japan. One hundred and eleven 5-year-old children were assessed on behavioural self-regulation, inhibitory, and working memory tasks (direct measurement). Children's responses to the teacher's instructions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Executive Function, Self Control
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Ucus, Sukran; Garcia, Aileen; Esteraich, Jan; Raikes, Helen – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Parental involvement (PI) in their children's schools has been shown to have a positive influence on the children's behaviours and academic achievement. The purpose of this study was to examine predictors of PI and relations of PI in schools to child externalizing and internalizing behaviours. Data were from the fifth-grade wave of the Early Head…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Federal Programs
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Nergaard, Kari – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This article is based on video observations of three-year-old children's empathic expressions in the context of playful interactions in early childhood education and care (ECEC) institutions in Norway. The data were analysed within a hermeneutic phenomenological approach, searching for a system of the children's self-initiated empathic expressions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Empathy, Play
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Dereli Iman, Esra; Danisman, Sahin; Akin Demircan, Zeynep; Yaya, Dilara – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This research aims to investigate the effect of Montessori method on social competence and behaviors of 3.5-5 years-old-children on their emotion regulation skills. Sequential Explanatory Design, one of the mixed method designs, was used in the study. The study group of the research consisted of 55 children attending two independent preschools in…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Montessori Schools, Preschool Children, Preschool Education
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Bougher-Muckian, Hilary R.; Root, Amy E.; Floyd, Kimberly K.; Coogle, Christan Grygas; Hartman, Suzanne – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Research suggests that adaptive functioning influences parents' attributions for children's social behaviours. However, the influence of adaptive functioning on parents' attributions for children's emotional expressions is yet to be examined. The purpose of this study was to determine the association between adaptive functioning of children with…
Descriptors: Child Behavior, Social Behavior, Emotional Response, Parent Attitudes
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Acar, Ibrahim H.; Pérez-González, Sam; Kutaka, Traci Shizu; Yildiz, Süleyman – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The current study is an examination of contributions of difficult temperament and qualities of parent-child relationship to Turkish children's peer relations, with a specific focus on the moderating role of parent-child relationships (closeness and conflict) on difficult temperament when predicting children's peer relations. Participants were 94…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Personality, Personality Problems, Child Behavior
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Jung, Youngok – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This study examined how in-the-moment behaviour of children and family literacy programme use are associated with the affective quality of mother-child interactions and the content of maternal utterances that occurred during book reading. Ninety-Two Latina mother-child dyads were included. Mothers frequently exhibited warm/positive behaviour and…
Descriptors: Child Behavior, Family Literacy, Family Programs, Parent Child Relationship
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