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Ata, Seda; Yagan Güder, Sevcan – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
It is believed that parental behaviours play a critical role in the development of self-concept. Recent research studies have shown that parents' romantic attachments affect both their parental behaviours and their children's behaviours. The purpose of this research is to examine predictive levels of parents' level of dimensions of attachment…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Attachment Behavior, Parent Role, Child Development
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Sugiyo Pranoto, Yuli Kurniawati; Hong, Jianzhong – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
This study aims to evaluate whether mothers and their children have the same perspective on the children's happiness. It enriched studies gap concerning agreement on perspective about young children happiness. Some studies showed agreement, the others showed disagreement. In total 777 children and 367 mothers were involved in this study. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychological Patterns, Mothers, Parent Attitudes
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Klabbers, Gert A.; Wijma, Klaas; van Bakel, Hedwig J. A.; Paarlberg, K. Marieke; Vingerhoets, Ad J. J. M. – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
In order to examine (1) the stability of the mother-child-bond and (2) associations between mother-child-bonding and aspects of maternal-well-being, pregnant women (N = 170) completed measures on well-being and mother-child-bonding at two antepartum and two postpartum time points. We found relatively weak associations between mother-child-bonding…
Descriptors: Mothers, Parent Child Relationship, Well Being, Pregnancy
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Holochwost, Steven J.; Volpe, Vanessa V.; Iruka, Iheoma U.; Mills-Koonce, W. Roger – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
While the role of early maternal parenting practices in the development of executive functions (EFs) has received considerable attention in the literature, little is known about how specific parenting behaviours may be related to EFs within different racial groups. Therefore, the present study examines the joint impact of specific maternal…
Descriptors: Parent Role, Mothers, Parenting Styles, Parent Child Relationship
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Deans, Carolyn L. – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
There is strong evidence that children of mothers with insecure attachment styles have poor outcome trajectories. "Maternal sensitivity" may be the behaviour which links mother and child attachment models. This would, therefore, be a natural target for treatment in attachment interventions. A systematic literature review was conducted to…
Descriptors: Mothers, Attachment Behavior, Intervention, Parent Child Relationship
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Zhang, Qilong; Morrison, Val – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
Inclusive education has long been implemented in regular educational settings in many jurisdictions including New Zealand (NZ). Since many children with special educational needs (CSEN) are not identifiable in a family environment, to ensure all CSEN are supported in a timely manner, early identification should be an integral component of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Early Childhood Education, Special Needs Students
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Kayili, Gökhan; Kuscu, Özden – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
This research investigated the effects of Orff-based attention-enhancing music education programme on impulsive preschool children's cognitive tempo. The research was conducted using a quasi-experimental pretest-posttest control group design. Thirty preschoolers were included in this research; 15 in the experimental and 15 in the control groups.…
Descriptors: Music Education, Preschool Children, Attention, Teaching Methods
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Hofslundsengen, Hilde; Magnusson, Maria; Svensson, Ann-Katrin; Jusslin, Sofia; Mellgren, Elisabeth; Hagtvet, Bente E.; Heilä-Ylikallio, Ria – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
This study investigates the physical literacy environment of preschools in three Nordic countries. The environments were assessed using an observation protocol in a total of 131 classrooms with children aged between one and seven in Sweden, Norway and Finland. The results showed that children's books were common and accessible in all three…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Preschool Education, Technological Literacy, Multilingualism
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Kim, Jinhee; Wee, Su-Jeong – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
There are many students experiencing homelessness in the U.S. school systems. However, homelessness in children's literature has been studied little. This article discusses how homelessness is portrayed and illustrated in children's picture books published in the U.S. A total of 25 books, written in English and published in the U.S. from 1990 to…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Content Analysis, Textbook Content, Childrens Literature
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Shiu, Shiou-Ping; Wang, Sze-Han; Chen, Yu-Jun – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
This study used a quasi-experimental design to test if a small scale intervention improved self-regulation with 94 kindergarten children in Taiwan. The purpose of this study was to draw on the theory of Vygotsky and examine activities that could fit into the class schedule without substantially changing the basic curriculum and would require…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intervention, Self Control, Kindergarten
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McGuigan, William M. – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
There is a need for more research focusing on the health outcomes of infants born to the understudied group of adolescent mothers. Archivical data from four independent sources were used to answer the following research question: During the child's first year, what adverse health factors are associated with acts of intimate partner violence (IPV)…
Descriptors: Mothers, Family Violence, Early Parenthood, Infants
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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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Robertson, Natalie; Yim, Bonnie; Paatsch, Louise – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
Dramatic play is a typical activity that provides many benefits for preschool children's learning and development. This paper presents the findings of a mixed-method study that examined the level of preschool children's involvement in dramatic play and the connection between this involvement and the quality of the classroom environment. The study…
Descriptors: Dramatic Play, Educational Quality, Teaching Methods, Student Participation
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Lizama-González, D. V.; Ramos-Ramírez, M. J.; Lozano-Contreras, C. L.; Bricio-Barrios, J. A.; Sanchez-Ramirez, C. A. – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
To identify the concordance between the nutritional status of preschoolers and the maternal perception of the children's nutritional status and physical appearance, a cross-sectional study was conducted and included 165 randomly selected preschoolers. The BMI-for-age was calculated in the preschoolers and their mothers were asked to give their…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Mothers, Parent Attitudes, Nutrition
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Tezel Sahin, Fatma; Sahin, Betül Kübra – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
Grand motherhood is in some sense a universal role but its meaning varies greatly across countries and cultures: for instance, in terms of how grandmothers are involved in their grandchildren's lives. Therefore, this study examines 40 women's experiences of caring for their grandchildren in Turkey. Data were collected through a semi-structured…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grandparents, Females, Child Care
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