Jonathan R. Tudge

Research Interests: Ecological and socio-cultural theory; children's development in ethnic, social, and cross-cultural contexts; links between the home, preschool, and school.

There are 58 included publications by Jonathan R. Tudge :

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American and Soviet adolescents' attitudes towards the future: The relationship between fear of nuclear war and optimism 1991 12 Despite continuing efforts to achieve a major and lasting arms control agreement, the existence of large numbers of nuclear weapons is perceived by many as constituting a grave threat to the future of the world. This concern is not restricted just to...
Assessing variations in the expression of gratitude in youth: A three-cohort replication in southern Brazil 2019 37 Children are not born grateful; their understanding and expression of gratitude develops during childhood and adolescence. We used a qualitative measure designed to assess how youth would respond to a benefactor, hypothesizing that their types of res...
Beyond politeness: The expression of gratitude in children and adolescents 2011 27 We present results from a study about the expression of gratitude in children and adolescents. Four hundred and thirty children, aged 7 to 14 years old (58% female), answered the questions: "What is your greatest wish?" and "What would you do for the...
Child-rearing values in southern Brazil: Mutual influences of social class and parents’ perceptions of their children’s development 2013 11 The authors examine social-class differences in parents’ child-rearing values for autonomy, self-direction, and conformity and the extent to which their values are influenced by their perceptions of their developing children’s characteristics. Parent...
The cognitive consequences of collaborative problem solving with and without feedback 1996 42 The goal of this research was to assess the impact of feedback, partner, and shared understanding in the course of problem solving. A sample of 180 6- to 9-year-olds was pretested to discover the children's "rule" for predicting the movement of a mat...
Conceptions of US and Brazilian early childhood care and education: A historical and comparative analysis 2008 41 Children's first years of life are fundamental for healthy development. Appropriate care and education in the early years are far more useful than dealing with later problems, and in both the United States and Brazil scholars and public-policy makers...
A construção de uma metodologia observacional para o estudo de crianças em situação de rua: Criando um manual de codificação de atividades cotidianas [The construction of an observational method of studying children in the context of the street: Creating a manual to code daily activities] 1999 0 Este estudo teve por objetivo descrever uma metodologia criada para a observação de crianças em situação de rua em seu ambiente natural. Questões sobre o desenvolvimento dessas crianças, sobre a utilização e significado do espaço da rua e sobre os as...
The cultural ecology of play: Methodological considerations for studying play in its everyday contexts 2011 30 Children’s play in industrialized societies such as the United States tends to be observed either under controlled conditions, in a laboratory or studied via closed-choice questionnaires, or under semi-controlled conditions in the home or child-care ...
Can young children benefit from collaborative problem solving? Tracing the effects of partner competence and feedback 1993 45 This research was designed to ascertain the extent to which and the conditions under which 5- to 6-year-olds benefit from collaborative problem-solving. We were interested in the impact of (a) repeated collaborative sessions, with the problem difficu...
Developing gratitude: An introduction 2017 59 Cicero (54 bc/2009) held that gratitude “is not only the greatest, but is also the parent of all the other virtues” (p. 80). For centuries philosophers (Hume, 1739–40/2007; Mather, 1732; Smith, 1759/2000) and writers (e.g., Dickens [1860–1861/1996], ...
The development of gratitude in Brazilian children and adolescents 2018 39 This study aimed to examine age-related changes in gratitude expression and spending preferences and the associations between children’s greatest wish and gratitude expression. Participants were 285 children of ages 7 to 14 (M = 10.87, SD = 2.27, 54%...
The development of gratitude in seven societies: Cross-cultural highlights 2018 63 This study aimed to examine children’s expression of gratitude in Brazil, China, Guatemala, Russia, South Korea, Turkey, and the United States. Participants (N = 2,265) consisted of 7- to 14-year-olds (M = 10.56, SD = 2.09; 54.4% girls). Using hierar...
The development of the virtue of gratitude: Theoretical foundations and cross-cultural issues 2018 39 The expression of gratitude by children and young adolescents in different societies is the topic of this special issue. We introduce the concept of gratitude as a virtue, explaining its differences from gratitude viewed as a positive emotion. Althou...
Early mathematical experiences: Observing young Black and White children’s everyday activities 2004 20 Children’s early mathematical experiences play an enormous role in the development of their understanding of mathematics, and serve as a foundation for their cognitive development. In this descriptive study, we observed the naturally occurring mathem...
Education in the USSR: Russian or Soviet? 1975 10 Works on the history of Russian education often point out and emphasize the similarities between the Tsarist and Soviet systems. Nicholas Hans has coined an aphorism which summarizes this line of thought; he maintains that Soviet education is not, st...
Education of young children in the Soviet Union: Current practice in historical perspective 1991 64 This article describes how young children are educated in the Soviet Union. The initial section details the structure of education in the USSR, focusing on the changes that have taken place since the school reform of 1984. However, to understand cont...
Envolvimento paterno aos 24 meses de vida da criança [Paternal involvement with 24-month-old children] 2017 14 O estudo investigou o envolvimento paterno de 27 pais adultos que tinham um filho/a com 24 meses. As respostas dos pais foram examinadas através de análise de conteúdo, com base em três dimensões: interação, disponibilidade e responsabilidade. Os res...
Envolvimento paterno aos três meses de vida do bebê [Fathers’ involvement with their 3-month-old babies] 2012 20 O presente estudo investigou o envolvimento paterno aos três meses de vida do bebê. Foram entrevistados 38 pais primíparos, com idades entre 20 e 40 anos. Realizou-se uma análise de conteúdo baseada nas dimensões do conceito de envolvimento paterno: ...
Estabilidade e mudança nas práticas educativas maternas e paternas ao longo dos anos pré-escolares da criança [Stability and change in mothers’ and fathers’ child-rearing practices during the child’s preschool years] 2011 11 O presente estudo teve como objetivo examinar a estabilidade e mudança nas práticas educativas maternas e paternas, em particular o uso de práticas indutivas, coercitivas e de não interferência aos 24, 36 e 72 meses de vida da criança. Participaram 2...
Expressions of gratitude in children and adolescents: Insights from China and the United States 2015 38 Gratitude is a socially desirable virtue that is related to well-being at both personal and societal levels. The present study took a developmental perspective to examine changes with age in types of wishes and gratitude in two societies. The samples...
If children won lotteries: materialism, gratitude and imaginary windfall spending 2016 19 Purpose: Despite USA’s emphasis on children as consumers with great spending power, little is known about their actual spending preferences and how they might be linked to personal character traits such as materialism and gratitude. This study aims t...
The impact of socio-demographic variables, social support, and child sex on mother–infant and father–infant interaction 2010 13 In this study we examine the impact of family socioeconomic status (SES), of social support as perceived by mothers, and of their three-month-olds child’s sex, on mother-infant and father-infant interaction. A total of 58 mothers and 52 fathers were ...
The impact of the west on post-Soviet Russian education: change and resistance to change 2007 61 In this paper we draw on Bronfenbrenner's theory of human development in order to examine western influences upon Russian education. We argue that while some have embraced western ideas about education and schooling, reflecting both the influence of ...
Implicit vs. explicit ways of using Bronfenbrenner’s bioecological theory: Comments on Jaeger 2017 15 There are many things to appreciate in Elizabeth Jaeger's [2016] paper. Initially she does a fine job describing the development of Bronfenbrenner's bioecological theory, showing the ways in which the theory changed over time from one that appeared (...
The importance of Urie Bronfenbrenner’s bioecological theory for early childhood educators and early childhood education 2017 198 If early childhood educators know and appropriately use just one theory that is relevant to early childhood education, Bronfenbrenner's is the theory for them. As all good teachers know, it is the typically occurring activities in which their childre...
Internationalization, globalization and culture 2012 14 This paper aims to contribute to the debate about the value of internationalization by placing it into a broader theoretical framework. Drawing on developmental psychology as our source of examples, we first examine different paradigms, or world view...
Measuring parents’ developmental goals for their children: Updating Kagitçibasi’s approach to autonomy-relatedness in the United States and China 2019 6 Although many scholars continue to describe cultural differences in terms of the individualism–collectivism distinction, unidimensional measures seem unlikely to capture the richness of cultural variation in parents’ socialization goals for their chi...
Methods for studying the virtue of gratitude, cross-culturally 2018 41 Considering gratitude as a virtue, rather than a positive emotion, requires measures different from those more commonly used and which conflate gratitude with appreciation. We here describe those measures, explaining why they are appropriate to the s...
Multiple contexts, motivation, and student engagement in the USA and Russia 2012 38 In this article, we outline the need to draw upon multiple contexts to gain meaningful understanding of factors that have a significant bearing upon student achievement motivation and engagement. In calling for theoretical approaches that can accommo...
O envolvimento paterno durante a gestação [Fathers’ involvement during pregnancy] 2004 24 O período de gestação da companheira exige uma série de adaptações por parte do pai, que precisa se preparar para os novos papéis que deverá assumir frente ao bebê e à sua nova família. Neste sentido, o presente trabalho teve por objetivo investigar ...
O juízo moral das crianças sobre a ingratidão [The moral judgment of children about ingratitude] 2011 0 Apresentam-se resultados de um estudo que examinou o juízo moral das crianças sobre a ingratidão. Participaram 77 crianças (49% do sexo feminino), distribuídas em três grupos (5–6, 8–9 e 11–12 anos). Utilizaram-se duas histórias protagonizadas por um...
O nascimento do segundo filho e as relações familiares [The second child's birth and family relations] 2007 23 O nascimento do segundo filho pode gerar um aumento na tensão familiar, pois traz a necessidade de reformulações nos papéis e regras do funcionamento familiar. O presente estudo investigou o impacto do nascimento do segundo filho nas relações familia...
Parents’ childrearing values and beliefs in the United States and Russia: The impact of culture and social class 2000 112 Parents' values for their children and their beliefs about appropriate child-rearing practices contribute to the ways in which they try to shape their children's development. This paper examines the values and beliefs of 71 parents (37 mothers and 34...
Parents’ participation in cultural practices with their preschoolers: A cross-cultural study of everyday activities 2000 19 In this article we discuss cross-cultural similarities and variations in parents' engagement in the everyday activities in which their preschool-age children engage, focusing on mothers' and fathers' presence in the same setting as their children, th...
Perçepções e sentimentos maternos frente ao desenvolvimento infantil dos 18 aos 20 meses [“When they grow, they fly.” Maternal perceptions and feelings concerning child development at 18 to 20 months] 2009 0 O presente estudo visou investigar as percepções e sentimentos maternos diante das aquisições de desenvolvimento da criança dos 18 aos 20 meses. Participaram 14 mães primíparas, com idades entre 20 e 37 anos, de níveis socioeconômicos variados, resid...
Practice and discourse as the intersection of individual and social in human development 2004 35 My goal in this chapter is to show how a focus on everyday practices, including discourse, allows us to understand the interpenetration of individual and social in the course of human development. A practice-based approach does not seek to explain de...
Práticas educativas de pais e mães de crianças aos 18 meses de idade [Mothers’ and fathers’ childrearing practices with their toddlers] 2007 0 O presente estudo investigou eventuais diferenças nas práticas educativas de mães e pais de crianças de 18 meses de idade. Participaram 34 famílias de diferentes níveis socioeconômicos que tinham um único filho(a). As mães e os pais responderam separ...
Práticas educativas maternas e paternas aos 24 e 72 meses de vida da criança [Mothers’ and fathers’ child-rearing practices from the 24th to 72nd month of the child’s life] 2011 29 Este estudo investigou as práticas educativas indutivas, coercitivas e de não interferência maternas e paternas aos 24 e 72 meses de vida da criança. Participaram 24 mães e pais de um único filho/a, que responderam uma entrevista para avaliação dessa...
Práticas educativas parentais e competência social de crianças em idade pré-escolar [Parental child-rearing practices and pre-school children´s social competence] 2012 29 O estudo investigou a relação das práticas educativas parentais, problemas de comportamento e a competência social de crianças pré-escolares. Participaram 48 mães e 33 pais, cujos primogênitos tinham seis anos de idade, que responderam a uma entrevis...
Processes and consequences of peer collaboration: A Vygotskian analysis 1992 52 A sample of 162 children aged from 5 to 9 was pretested to discover each child's "rule" for predicting the movement of a mathematical balance beam. Children then worked alone, with a partner who used the same rule, with a partner who was more compete...
Relações entre desenvolvimento da gratidão e construção de valores em jovens [The relations between the development of gratitude and the construction of values in youth] 2016 28 Investigam-se relações entre o desenvolvimento da gratidão e tipos de valores. Trezentos e noventa e seis jovens de 7 a 14 anos responderam a Wishes and Gratitude Survey. Previu-se que, com o aumento da idade, haveria (a) uma diminuição de valores he...
Relations between the everyday activities of preschoolers and their teachers’ perceptions of their competence in the first years of school 2003 38 This paper contributes to a growing literature that suggests that in order to understand the transition to school, one should employ an ecological approach. Such an approach involves simultaneous consideration of individual and contextual factors, st...
Responsividade materna em famílias de mães solteiras e famílias nucleares no terceiro mês de vida da criança [Maternal responsivity in single-mother and nuclear families at the third month of the child’s life] 2007 7 O presente estudo investigou a responsividade materna no terceiro mês de vida do bebê em famílias de mães solteiras e famílias nucleares. Participaram do estudo 21 díades mãe-bebê, das quais sete de mães solteiras e quatorze de mães casadas. Uma sess...
Sentimentos maternos frente ao desenvolvimento da criança aos 12 meses: Convivendo com as novas aquisições infantis [Maternal feelings concerning her child’s development at 12 months: Living with the child’s new acquisitions] 2007 39 Aos 12 meses a criança apresenta novas aquisições de linguagem e locomoção que a permitem realizar movimentos de afastamento e reaproximação do cuidador. Assim, a mãe ocupa papel fundamental, pois deve proporcionar oportunidades para descobertas e fa...
Sentimentos maternos frente às aquisições de desenvolvimento da criança entre 24 e 28 meses [Maternal feelings about their child’s development between 24 and 28 months] 2012 15 O presente estudo visou investigar os sentimentos maternos frente às aquisições de desenvolvimento da criança entre os 24 e 28 meses. Participaram16 mães primíparas, com idade entre 21 e 36 anos, de nível socioeconômico, escolaridade e status ocupaci...
Social class, workplace experience, and child-rearing values of mothers and fathers in southern Brazil 2015 33 We investigated associations among social class, parents’ work experiences, and their child-rearing values in a sample of mothers and fathers drawn from southern Brazil, testing Kohn’s hypothesis that parents who experience greater decision-making au...
Still misused after all these years? A re-evaluation of the uses of Bronfenbrenner’s bioecological theory of human development 2016 146 A theoretical review published in 2009 revealed that scholars who stated that their research was based on Urie Bronfenbrenner's bioecological theory of human development rarely used it appropriately. To what extent has the situation changed since the...
The teaching/learning relationship in the first years of school: Some revolutionary implications of Vygotsky’s theory 2003 61 During the last twenty years, Vygotsky's theory has increasingly been cited when considering aspects of early education. Most commonly, however, a single concept (the zone of proximal development) has been used to represent the theory, and treated as...
Theory, method, and analysis in research on the relations between peer collaboration and cognitive development 2000 71 It is important to make explicit the theoretical framework within which research is conducted because one's choice of theory constrains the choice of what to study and which methods to use for doing research. From a perspective informed by the writin...
Urie Bronfenbrenner’s theory of human development: Its evolution from ecology to bioecology 2013 436 We describe the evolution, over three phases, of Bronfenbrenner's theory from an ecological to a bioecological theory. Phase 1 (1973–1979) culminated in the publication of The Ecology of Human Development (1979). Phase 2 (1980–1993) saw almost immedi...
Uses and misuses of Bronfenbrenner’s bioecological theory of human development 2009 295 This paper evaluates the application of Bronfenbrenner's bioecological theory as it is represented in empirical work on families and their relationships. We describe the “mature” form of bioecological theory of the mid-1990s and beyond, with its focu...
The virtue of gratitude: A developmental and cultural approach 2016 54 There has been a burgeoning interest in gratitude in adults, adolescents, and children, with most scholars examining the relations between variations in level of gratitude, treated largely as an emotional state, and measures of well-being. In this pa...
Vulnerable children? The heterogeneity of young children’s experiences in Kenya and Brazil 2013 18 As we show in this chapter, much of the literature about children’s experiences in Kenya focuses on children in rural areas, whose parents have little or no education. The literature on Brazil, on the other hand, has concentrated largely on children ...
When collaboration leads to regression: Some consequences of socio-cognitive conflict 1989 19 Piagetian scholars have argued that cognitive development is fostered by peer social interaction, brought about by ‘socio-cognitive conflict’ between conserver-non-conserver pairs. The nonconservers often attain conservation after having discussed th...
A window into different cultural worlds: Young children’s everyday activities in the United States, Kenya, and Brazil 2006 27 A powerful means to understand young children's normative development in context is to examine their everyday activities. The daily activities of 79 children (3 years old) were observed, for 20 hr each, in their usual settings. Children were selected...
The Wishes and Expression of Gratitude of Youth 2015 24 Little research has examined the development of gratitude in youth, and none has related their gratitude to their wishes. We therefore asked 358 7- to 14-year-old North American participants (56% female; 55% White) to write their greatest wish and wh...
Wishes and gratitude of students from private and public schools 2016 20 We examined social class (measured by attendance in public or private schools), gender, and age-related variations in the expression of wishes and gratitude of 430 7- to 14-year-olds (181 male, 62.1% from public schools). Chi-square analysis indicate...
Wishes, gratitude, and spending preferences in Russian children 2018 25 Gratitude is an important virtue in any cultural group. In Russian culture, gratitude is a salient and highly promoted trait that is seen as one of the cornerstones of social cohesion. In this study, we investigate wishes, expressions of gratitude, a...