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Korean Journal of Child Studies 1999;20(3): 171-182.
유아의 부정적 정서에 대한 부모의 반응유형 , 유아의 대처반응 및 또래수용간의 관계 연구
Relationships between Parent's Reactions to Preschoolers' Negative Emotions , Coping Styles and Peer Acceptance
Hee Yeon Kang,Moon Hee Kang
This study examined the relations between parents` reactions to their preschool child`s negative emotions, coping styles, and peer acceptance. Subjects were 250 5-year-old preschoolers and their parents. Instruments were the Coping with children`s Negative Emotions Scale, and coding strategies checklist and peer rating scales for children. Data were analyzed with the SPSS PC + program. Parent`s emotion-focused reactions, encouragement of expression and problem-focused reactions were positively associated with both peer acceptance and child coping styles whereas parent`s distress, and punitive and minimizing reactions were associated with lower Peer acceptance and child coping styles of venting, denial, aggressive action, and avoidance. In child coping styles, problem solving was positively associated with peer acceptance while aggressive action anti venting were associated with a lower level of peer acceptance. Problem solving tended to he positively associated with peer acceptance, whereas aggressive action and venting tended to he associated with lower level of peer acceptance. (4) There was a statistically significant relations among Parent`s reactions to preschoolers` negative emotions, preschoolers` coping styles, and peer acceptance. There were the positive relations among parent`s supportive reactions preschoolers` coping styles of problem solving and seeking support, and peer acceptance.
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