Early parenting and children's kindergarten peer acceptance

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Elizabeth A. Shuey (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Susan P. Keane

Abstract: "The purpose of this study was to identify 2 theoretical constructs of parenting and assess the relation of these constructs to children's kindergarten peer acceptance. Participants included 274 children, their mothers, and kindergarten peers. General maternal style at this time point was found to be distinct from specific strategies mothers used to cope with their children's displays of negative emotions. The 3-way interaction of these 2 parenting variables with gender was found to have a significant relation with kindergarten peer status. This interaction was such that positive maternal style acted as a protective factor when mothers' specific emotion-coping strategies were non-supportive. The combination of low positive maternal style with non-supportive strategy use was most detrimental for boys' peer relations. Findings are discussed in terms of a the

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Language: English
Date: 2007
theoretical constructs, parenting, relation, children, kindergarten, peer, acceptance
Kindergarten--Social aspects
Parenting--Psychological aspects
Mother and child

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