Keywords

childhood, social and communication skills, family

Abstract

The ways that children implement social and communication skills in peer-group interaction provide the foundation for successful later life adjustment (Rubin, Bukowski, & Parker, 1998). Research findings suggest that a host of variables are involved (Hart, Olsen, Robinson, & Mandleco, 1997). These include family processes involving marital and sibling relationships, parenting (e.g., Dunn, 2002; Hart, Nelson, et al., 2000; Stafford & Bayer, 1993), biologically based genetic and temperament factors (e.g., Pike, 2002; Plomin & Rutter, 1998; Sanson, Hemphill, & Smart, 2002), and extrafamilial influences, including the peer group, schools, media, and culture (e.g., Hart, Yang, Nelson, Jin, & Nelson, 1998; Howes & James, 2002; Ladd, Buhs, & Troop, 2002; McDougall, Hymel, Vaillancourt, & Mercer, 2001).

Original Publication Citation

Hart, C. H., Newell, L. D., Olsen, S. F. (2003). Parenting skills and social/communicative competence in childhood. In J. O. Greene & B. R. Burleson (Eds.), Handbook of Communication and Social Interaction Skill (pp. 753-797). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2003

Publisher

Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc., Publishers

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Family Life

University Standing at Time of Publication

Administration

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