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Title:Connectedness and autonomy in parent-child relationships: Links to children's socioemotional orientation and peer relationships
Author(s):Clark, Karen Edith
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Ladd, Gary W.
Department / Program:Psychology
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Psychology, Developmental
Psychology, Clinical
Sociology, Individual and Family Studies
Abstract:Personal narrative conversations between mothers and their 5-year-old children (N = 192) were videotaped at home and rated for the qualities of connectedness between the dyad and the parent's support for the child's autonomy. Connectedness was found to predict the children's socioemotional orientation (prosocial, asocial, and excluded by peers) and their relationships with their peers (peer group acceptance and the number of mutual friends) in kindergarten. The effects of autonomy support were found to be dependent on the level of connectedness in predicting childrens' friendships. Finally, the relationship between parent-child connectedness and the child's peer relationships was mediated by the child's prosocial/empathic orientation toward peers.
Issue Date:1995
Rights Information:Copyright 1995 Clark, Karen Edith
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-05-07
Identifier in Online Catalog:AAI9624318
OCLC Identifier:(UMI)AAI9624318

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