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Wong, Yau-ho Paul – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
Although a quality preschool supports young children's health and safety, "quality" has been defined diversely enough that its delivery has been varied among kindergarten teachers. The current study was the first to examine and compare perceptions of school safety between urban and rural kindergarten teachers. Sixty-seven Hong Kong…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Rural Schools, Urban Schools, Kindergarten
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Ren, Lixin; Edwards, Carolyn Pope – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
This mixed methods study focused on the socialization goals for preschool-aged children among parents from three small-sized cities located in northeastern China. A total of 154 parents with preschool-aged children completed questionnaires measuring parental socialization goals for children's social-emotional competence and academic achievement.…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Foreign Countries
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Ren, Lixin; Edwards, Carolyn Pope – Early Child Development and Care, 2015
This study examines relations among Chinese parents' expectations for children's development of social-emotional skills, parenting styles, and child social competence. A total of 154 parents with preschool-aged children from mainland China completed questionnaires measuring their timing of expectations for children's mastery of social-emotional…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Expectation, Parenting Styles, Child Rearing
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Chan, Siu Mui – Early Child Development and Care, 2012
This study investigated relations between parental beliefs and mothers' reported responses to their children's negative emotions. Altogether 189 Chinese mothers of children aged six to eight years were interviewed in group sessions using structured questionnaires. It was found that Chinese mothers endorsed Guan, the Chinese parental beliefs. They…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Mothers, Parent Education, Correlation
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Zhou, Xin; Huang, Jin; Wang, Zhengke; Wang, Bin; Zhao, Zhenguo; Yang, Lei; Yang, Zhengzheng – Early Child Development and Care, 2006
Two groups of Chinese four-year-olds and their parents' interaction in joint activities were analyzed and compared. The children in Group 1 were high scorers in written number skills and the children in Group 2 were low scorers. Eighty-five dyads participated in four separate 15-minute joint activities such as book reading, mathematical work…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Questionnaires