The co-construction of social development : a longitudinal study of the relations among social class, parenting, and children's activities

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Diane M. Hogan (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Jonathan Tudge

Abstract: The aim of this study was to examine the processes by which children develop social competence in different cultural contexts. Two cultural communities in the US, one middle-class and one working-class, were studied. A total of 20 target children (11 middle-class and 9 working-class, all white) were followed. They were observed in their natural settings for 20 hours at Time 1 and 2 hours at Time 2, using modified spot observations. Parents were interviewed and completed several questionnaires and a Qsort measure. Data on parents' values and beliefs were also collected from a larger sample of parents in the same city with similar demographic profiles (N = 147).

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Language: English
Date: 1996
Social skills in children
Parent and child $v Cross-cultural studies

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