Culture and preschoolers' activities : the United States and Korea

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Soeun Lee (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Jonathan Tudge

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to explore the variation in children's daily activities both within and across the US and Korea. For this purpose, observations were made of the types of activities available for young children, the extent of children's participation in those activities, their partners, the respective roles taken by children and their partners, and the location in which children's activities took place. Participants, ranging in age from 28 to 48 months, were drawn from four cultural groups: middle and working class communities of the US and Korea. Data were obtained through the observation of children's daily life in natural settings. A total of 5725 observation from 32 preschool (20 from the US and 12 from Korea) children were used in the analyses. To test the differences between nations and/or classes, phi coefficient tests were employed.

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Language: English
Date: 1994
Preschool children $v Cross-cultural studies
Preschool children $z Korea
Preschool children $z United States

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