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Metin Aslan, Özge – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
The purpose of this research is to examine cultural difference in Turkish and American preschoolers' play, aggression and victimization behaviours. The research has been performed in a nursery school affiliated to a university in one of the big cities of Turkey and in two nursery schools affiliated to a university in one of the Northern states of…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Play, Cross Cultural Studies, Victims
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Vidoni, Carla; André, Mauro – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Student-designed games (SDG) are a student-centred approach that motivates students to work together while designing and playing their own games based on their ability level. The purpose of this study was to investigate students' social interactions during 11 lessons of SDG focused on target games. Participants were 27 fifth-graders. Lessons were…
Descriptors: Game Based Learning, Design, Interaction, Elementary School Students
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Eskelä-Haapanen, Sirpa; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina; Rasku-Puttonen, Helena; Poikkeus, Anna-Maija – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
This study examines preschoolers' beliefs concerning their transfer into primary education. Data from 1386 Finnish preschoolers were obtained using interviews with parents at the end of the children's preschool year. The qualitative content analysis revealed categories, which encompassed peer relationships, relationship with teacher, learning,…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Beliefs, Foreign Countries, Parents
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Cameron, David Lansing; Kovac, Velibor Bobo – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
Parents (n = 141) and preschool workers (n = 81) completed a survey regarding their perspectives towards: (a) the existence of bullying in preschool, (b) interpretations of bullying, (c) the roles of bullies and victims, and (d) gender differences. Findings suggest that both groups largely believe that bullying occurs in preschool. Excluding…
Descriptors: Victims, Bullying, Role, Gender Differences
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Bouchard, Caroline; Coutu, Sylvain; Bigras, Nathalie; Lemay, Lise; Cantin, Gilles; Bouchard, Marie-Claire; Duval, Stéphanie – Early Child Development and Care, 2015
This article examines the prosociality of four-year-old girls and boys in childcare centres. More specifically, it aims to measure gender differences in prosociality among children, based on three sources and methods of evaluation: (1) the early childhood educator's (ECE) perception (perceived prosociality), (2) the children's own responses to…
Descriptors: Prosocial Behavior, Young Children, Child Care Centers, Teacher Attitudes
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Jing, Mengguo; Li, Hui – Early Child Development and Care, 2015
This study examined the developmental trend of pretend play behaviour and the effect of partner's gender in Singaporean preschoolers. Peer dyadic play among 70 children, ranging in age from three to five years, was observed in a standardised toy play context. Videotaped recordings of the play were analysed using two scales--the Smilansky Scale for…
Descriptors: Perspective Taking, Play, Preschool Children, Gender Differences
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Reunamo, Jyrki; Kalliomaa, Milla; Repo, Laura; Salminen, Essi; Lee, Hui-Chun; Wang, Li-Chen – Early Child Development and Care, 2015
Bullying is a common phenomenon in early childhood education. It is also difficult to erase from the classroom activities and it may have long-lasting effects on children. In this article, bullying is studied from the perspective of the victims. Three- to seven-year-old children answered the question 'another child comes to tease you, what do you…
Descriptors: Bullying, Child Care, Interviews, Victims
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Honig, Alice Sterling; Zdunowski-Sjoblom, Nicole – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
Family interviews were conducted with 28 7-12-year-old children who had experienced various forms of bullying and relational aggression by their peers, as well as with their parent and with an older sibling. Interviews explored possible supportive strategies of older siblings, parents, and teachers. All bullied children reported negative feelings…
Descriptors: Interviews, Children, Preadolescents, Bullying
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Meece, Darrell; Robinson, Cheryl Malone – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
Examined correlates of positive father caregiving and harsh control among 721 (350 girls) four-year-old children through analysis of NICHD Study of Early Child Care data and 7050 (3450 girls) four-year-old children through analysis of Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort data. Findings from both samples suggest that, for both boys and…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Parenting Styles, Young Children, Longitudinal Studies
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Leung, Chi-Hung – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
Play is a primary context for fostering young children's positive peer interactions. Through play, children develop the social, emotional, cognitive and language skills that contribute to the ability to establish effective relationships with peers. The Penn Interactive Peer Play Scale (PIPPS) was first developed by Fantuzzo to assess the quality…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Low Income Groups, Measures (Individuals)
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Öneren Sendil, Çagla; Tantekin Erden, Feyza – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
This study investigated the differences in peer preference, gender and temperamental characteristics of children aged five to six in relation to their social competence (SC) and behavioural adaptation. The data were collected through the use of "Picture Sociometry Scale", "SC and Behaviour Evaluation Scale" and "Short…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Interpersonal Competence, Child Behavior, Behavior Rating Scales
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Lindsey, Eric W.; Caldera, Yvonne M.; Rivera, Mitzie – Early Child Development and Care, 2013
The present investigation explored the association of mother--child and father--child emotional expressiveness during toddlerhood to children's prosocial and aggressive behaviour with peers. Data were collected from 62 Mexican-American families with toddlers (29 females, 33 males) during a home visit. Children's peer interactions were also…
Descriptors: Toddlers, Mothers, Fathers, Emotional Response
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Holmes, Robyn M.; Romeo, Lynn – Early Child Development and Care, 2013
This study explored the effects of a child's gender and school setting on preschoolers' language abilities (receptive vocabulary), creativity, and social play. The participants were primarily European-American children who spoke English as a primary language (nine children were bilingual), and were from middle income socioeconomic backgrounds.…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Play, Creativity, Preschool Children
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Meece, Darrell; Mize, Jacquelyn – Early Child Development and Care, 2010
Three aspects of young children's social cognition--accurate encoding of social cues, hostile attributions and response access/generation--were assessed among 128 children (64 girls) attending three-, four-, and five-year-old classrooms (ages ranged from 36 to 73 months). Hostile attributions and the quality of strategy generation were both…
Descriptors: Cues, Preschool Children, Social Cognition, Conflict Resolution
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Mize, Jacquelyn; Pettit, Gregory S. – Early Child Development and Care, 2010
This study employed mother-child playgroups as a context for examining mothers' supervision of child-peer interactions and children's adaptation to a new peer-group setting. Six playgroups, consisting of quartets of mothers and their 24- to 54-month-old children (n = 23), were observed in ten 90-minute sessions. All mothers attended the first two…
Descriptors: Play, Mothers, Peer Relationship, Young Children
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