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Children's Coping

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Material Information

Title:
Children's Coping The Development of Secondary Control
Physical Description:
Book
Language:
English
Creator:
Brown, Ida
Publisher:
New College of Florida
Place of Publication:
Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date:
2007
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

Subjects / Keywords:
Secondary Control
Children Coping
Stress
Genre:
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )

Notes

Abstract:
Past research on coping skills has indicated a developmental shift in which children switch from using mainly primary control (trying to change the stressful circumstances) to using secondary control (trying to adjust to circumstances). Where this developmental change occurs was explored by asking 5- to 8-year-olds to give coping strategies in response to hypothetical stressful situations, within both open-ended and forced choice assessments. Seven- and 8-year-olds generated more secondary control in response to both assessments than did 5- and 6-year-olds. Six- and 7-yearolds were more likely to choose secondary control when given the option of using it within the forced choice scenarios. However, 5-year-olds showed less of a difference between the two assessments and a large variability in scores portraying a developmental transition into the generation of secondary control. These results extend previous findings on young children, illustrating that they are able to recognize and understand the utility of secondary control coping strategies. The implications for possible intervention programs for teaching secondary control methods to younger children are discussed.
Thesis:
Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2007
Electronic Access:
RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description:
This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, 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.
Local:
Faculty Sponsor: Barton, Michelle
Statement of Responsibility:
by Ida Brown

Record Information

Source Institution:
New College of Florida
Holding Location:
New College of Florida
Rights Management:
Applicable rights reserved.
Classification:
local - S.T. 2007 B89
System ID:
NCFE003744:00001

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