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Liu, Junsheng; Li, Dan; Purwono, Urip; Chen, Xinyin; French, Doran C. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2015
This study explored the extent to which loneliness of Indonesian and Chinese adolescents was predicted by their intimacy and conflict with friends and parents. The total sample included 1,833 thirteen- and fifteen-year-old adolescents recruited from urban schools. Boys reported more loneliness than girls, and Chinese boys reported more loneliness…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychological Patterns, Adolescents, Predictor Variables
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Nelson, Larry J.; Hart, Craig H.; Yang, Chongming; Wu, Peixia; Jin, Shenghua – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2012
This study examined via teacher reports the behavioral correlates of different forms of nonsocial play among Chinese preschoolers, as well as potential gender differences in the linkages in a sample of preschoolers (249 boys, 257 girls) from two cities in mainland China. Measurement models estimated with two-group confirmatory factor analyses…
Descriptors: Play, Prosocial Behavior, Aggression, Females
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Li, Yan; Putallaz, Martha; Su, Yanjie – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2011
This study examined how interparental conflict styles related to Chinese children's overt and relational aggression directly and indirectly through parenting behaviors. Mothers (n = 670) and fathers (n = 570) reported their overt and covert interparental conflict styles and different parenting behaviors. Children's (n = 671) aggression was…
Descriptors: Conflict, Child Rearing, Parent Child Relationship, Cultural Context
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Xu, Yiyuan; Farver, Jo Ann M.; Yang, Yu; Zeng, Qiang – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2008
Three studies were conducted to explore Chinese children's understanding of shyness. In Study 1 (N = 174, M age = 10.18) interviews with Chinese children revealed a group of diverse attributes that characterized their conceptions of shyness. In Study 2 (N = 273, M age = 10.19) a rating procedure was used to identify attributes that were…
Descriptors: Shyness, Grade 4, Grade 5, Statistical Analysis
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Xu, Yiyuan; Farver, Jo Ann M.; Chang, Lei; Zhang, Zengxiu; Yu, Lidong – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2007
This paper reports on three studies of shy behavior in Mainland Chinese children. In Study 1 (N = 107, M age = 10.05), a Chinese Shyness Scale (CSS) was developed based on Chinese teachers' open-ended descriptions of children's shy behavior. In Study 2 (N = 388, M age = 10.80) and Study 3 (N = 198, M age = 10.20), the construct validity of the two…
Descriptors: Shyness, Construct Validity, Validity, Children