Reactions to failure in preschool children from different ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds

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Khudaija Rizwana (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Mary Elizabeth Keister

Abstract: The objective of the study was to describe the reactions to a frustrating test situation of children from different racial and socio-economic backgrounds. The test used to measure the reactions to failure was the Keister Puzzlebox Test. Five day care centers in Greensboro, North Carolina, enrolling children from three to six years of age, furnished subjects for the study. Family background information on each child was obtained, and the subjects were classified into middle and lower class groups using criteria of parents' occupation, education, income, and area of residence. The total number of subjects was 114 (37 middleclass Negro, 29 lower class Negro, 29 middle class white, and 19 lower class white).

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Language: English
Date: 1966

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