Keywords

playground behavior, parental discipline

Abstract

To explore relationships among parent's self-reported disciplinary strategies, preschoolers' outcome expectations, and playground behavior. 136 mothers of preschool age children (age range 39-71 months) participated in home disciplinary style interviews. Measures of preschoolers' outcome expectations and observations of children's' prosocial, antisocial/disruptive, and nonsocial/withdrawn playground behavior were also obtained. results indicated that power-assertive mothers had preschoolers who engaged in more antisocial/disruptive behavior and who expected successful instruments outcomes for hostile methods of resolving peer conflict. Preschoolers with such outcome expectations also participated in more antisocial playground behavior.

Original Publication Citation

Hart, C.H., *DeWolf, M., & Burts, D.C. (1992). Linkages among preschoolers' playground behavior, outcome expectations, and parental disciplinary strategies. Early Education and Development, Special Issue on Prosocial and Aggressive Play Behavior, 3, 265-283.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

1992-10

Publisher

Early Education and Development

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Family Life

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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