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SOCIALIZATION AND REGULATION: CAREGIVER CHARACTERISTICS AND PRESCHOOLERS’ EXPECTATIONS IN NEGATIVE EMOTION-ELICITING SIT...

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Title:
SOCIALIZATION AND REGULATION: CAREGIVER CHARACTERISTICS AND PRESCHOOLERS’ EXPECTATIONS IN NEGATIVE EMOTION-ELICITING SITUATIONS
Physical Description:
Book
Language:
English
Creator:
Gornik, Allison
Publisher:
New College of Florida
Place of Publication:
Sarasota, Fla.
Publication Date:

Thesis/Dissertation Information

Degree:
Bachelor's ( B.A.)
Degree Grantor:
New College of Florida
Degree Divisions:
Social Sciences
Area of Concentration:
Psychology
Faculty Sponsor:
Barton, Michelle

Subjects

Genre:
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, territorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )

Notes

Abstract:
While previous literature has examined relations between how parents treat children’s emotions and children’s outcomes, the manner in which these emotional socialization characteristics are internalized and then verbalized by children has not been studied. To this end, this study examined how the main caregivers (mother, father, head teacher, assistant teacher) in preschoolers’ lives treated emotions, and then how, in turn, children believed they would respond to emotional situations with those caregivers. Children from a local daycare were read vignettes and asked questions about their coping strategies and their expectations following their emotional expression. Each child’s caregivers completed questionnaires on their own emotional expression and their beliefs about children’s emotions. Results found that mothers had higher positive expressiveness and valued anger more than fathers. While children did not differ in their expectations based on caregivers, several relations were found between children’s and caregivers’ responses. Children preferred a problem-approach coping strategy more often than other types of coping strategies, and coping strategy choice was also related to parent responses. Overall, these findings shed light on the nuanced role of parent emotional socialization behaviors in children’s conceptualizations of emotional situations.
Statement of Responsibility:
by Allison Gornik
Thesis:
Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2014
General Note:
RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references.
General Note:
This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida Libraries, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
General Note:
Faculty Sponsor: Barton, Michelle

Record Information

Source Institution:
New College of Florida
Holding Location:
New College of Florida
Rights Management:
Applicable rights reserved.
Classification:
S.T. 2014 G67
System ID:
AA00024745:00001

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