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Michiels, D.; Grietens, H.; Onghena, P.; Kuppens, S. – Early Child Development and Care, 2010
This study aimed at determining whether paternal parenting behaviours (attachment and positive affection) added significant information on children's psychosocial adjustment beyond that provided by maternal reports. Five hundred and fifty-two children (fourth through sixth graders) from a non-clinical sample completed a brief measure of perceived…
Descriptors: Psychological Needs, Hyperactivity, Parent Child Relationship, Preadolescents
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Paquette, Daniel; Bigras, Marc – Early Child Development and Care, 2010
Initial validation data are presented for the Risky Situation (RS), a 20-minute observational procedure designed to assess the father-child activation relationship with children aged 12-18 months. The coding grid, which is simple and easy to use, allows parent-child dyads to be classified into three categories and provides an activation score. By…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Fathers, Risk, Validity
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Hazen, Nancy L.; McFarland, Laura; Jacobvitz, Deborah; Boyd-Soisson, Erin – Early Child Development and Care, 2010
This longitudinal study of 125 families investigated whether negative child outcomes related to fathers' frightening (FR) behaviours with infants would be mitigated if fathers were also sensitive. Results indicated that children whose fathers were frightening and insensitive with them during infancy showed the highest emotional under-regulation at…
Descriptors: Mothers, Caregiver Role, Infants, Parent Child Relationship
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Kokkinaki, Theano – Early Child Development and Care, 2010
This longitudinal and naturalistic study investigated fathers' and infants' emotional expressions during free infant-father "protoconversation" and the preceding/following pauses. Eleven infant-father dyads were observed during spontaneous interactions at home, from the second to the sixth month after birth. Micro-analysis of infant and…
Descriptors: Nonverbal Communication, Infants, Fathers, Parent Child Relationship
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Ebrahim, Hasina Banu – Early Child Development and Care, 2010
The ethics of engaging in sociological research involving children has primarily been shaped by a set of general principles and codes that are applied to all situations. Whilst this has been a crucial guideline for researching children's experiences, it is inadequate in addressing the moral complexities that confront researchers in specific…
Descriptors: Ethics, Young Children, Participation, Social Science Research
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Demir, Defne; Skouteris, Helen – Early Child Development and Care, 2010
The overall aim of the experiment reported here was to establish whether self-recognition in live video can be facilitated when live video training is provided to children aged 2-2.5 years. While the majority of children failed the test of live self-recognition prior to video training, more than half exhibited live self-recognition post video…
Descriptors: Young Children, Recognition (Psychology), Video Technology, Training
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Massetti, Greta M.; Bracken, Stacey Storch – Early Child Development and Care, 2010
The teaching beliefs and classroom practices of 54 kindergarten teachers were assessed using a Q-sort measure. Cluster analysis of the Q-sort responses revealed four instructional approaches that differed in their focus on literacy skills, social development and self-esteem. In addition, measures of emergent literacy skills, classroom behaviour…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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Cheung, Rebecca Hun Ping – Early Child Development and Care, 2010
This article describes the introduction of creative movement activity in three Hong Kong kindergartens to promote children's creativity. The purposes of the study were to examine the effectiveness of creative movement activity in promoting children's creativity and teachers' perceptions of the activities. The movement activities were designed…
Descriptors: Creativity, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Kindergarten
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Klein, Pnina S.; Kraft, Ravit R.; Shohet, Cilly – Early Child Development and Care, 2010
Despite the abundance of research on attachment and on the effects of separation, very little research examines the actual processes of separation occurring daily when mothers leave their children (age 6-18 months) in out-of-home group care. In the current study, this everyday process of separation was observed for three months…
Descriptors: Mothers, Infants, Toddlers, Child Caregivers
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Field, Tiffany; Malphurs, Julie E.; Yando, Regina; Bendell, Debra; Carraway, Kirsten; Cohen, Raquel – Early Child Development and Care, 2010
Based on interviews with 120 children ranging from age 3 to 12, legal interviewers rated the grade school and middle school age children as competent and as understanding the meaning of lying. The interviewers rated the grade school children as more credible "witnesses in court" than either the preschool or the middle school age…
Descriptors: Children, Nonverbal Communication, Psychological Patterns, Court Litigation
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Lo, Lusa – Early Child Development and Care, 2010
Parent support groups have been considered an important channel for families of children with disabilities who seek support and resources. Given the view of family privacy in many diverse cultures, it is unknown whether or not parents from diverse backgrounds can receive the same benefits as parents from the dominant culture. The purpose of this…
Descriptors: Social Support Groups, Parent Attitudes, Disabilities, Parents
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Wong, Yau Ho P. – Early Child Development and Care, 2010
Previous research has rarely examined teachers' perceptions of school culture (perceived school culture) and well-being in Hong Kong's non-profit-making (NPM) and profit-making (PM) kindergartens. Thus, the purpose of this study was twofold: first, it examined the relationships between Hong Kong kindergarten teachers' perceived school culture and…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Kindergarten, Teacher Attitudes, Well Being
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Shpancer, Noam; Bowden, Jessica M.; Ferrell, Melanie A.; Pavlik, Stacy F.; Robinson, Morgan N.; Schwind, Jennifer L.; Volpe, Erica K.; Williams, Laurie M.; Young, Jessica N. – Early Child Development and Care, 2010
From a sample of 419 college students, 750 written recollections were obtained regarding their parental and nonparental childcare experiences. Vignettes were sorted and coded according to five emerging themes: emotional valence, play, TV, educational activities and holidays/birthdays. Several significant differences were found in remembered…
Descriptors: Young Adults, College Students, Child Rearing, Child Care
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Ogunba, Beatrice Olubukola – Early Child Development and Care, 2010
This study investigated psychosocial care in complementary feeding of children under two years of age. The cross-sectional study was carried out in Osun State of Nigeria within Sub-Saharan Africa, and 450 mothers were interviewed of which 337 were from the urban and 113 from the rural communities. Results revealed that 37.4% of the respondents…
Descriptors: Mothers, Nutrition, Infants, Child Rearing
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McConkey, Roy; Truesdale-Kennedy, Maria; Crawford, Heather; McGreevy, Elaine; Reavey, Michaela; Cassidy, Arlene – Early Child Development and Care, 2010
The complexities that practitioners face in evaluating interventions are illustrated in this article. An early intervention programme (known as Keyhole), based mainly around Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communications handicapped CHildren (TEACCH), Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and Hanen approaches, was delivered…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Home Visits, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Preschool Children
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