The relationship between maternal knowledge of developmental norms, mother-child interactions and children's social competence

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Kathryn Parker Wyatt (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Susan P. Keane

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between mothers' knowledge of developmental norms, various aspects of the mother-child interaction and children's social competence. Seventy mother-child pairs participated in this study. Children's social competence was assessed both behaviorally and cognitively and mothers' knowledge of developmental norms was also evaluated. Mother-child pairs were observed and video-recorded during two conditions: a spontaneous three-minute waiting period and a semi-structured, seven-minute period in which mothers were asked to prepare their children to meet and play with a less socially skilled child.

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Language: English
Date: 1992
Social skills in children
Mother and child
Child development

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