Mother-Toddler Affect Exchanges and Children's Mastery Behaviours during Preschool Years Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • This study examined the longitudinal relations of mother-child affect exchanges at 18months with children's mastery motivation at 39months. Observation and questionnaire data were collected from mother-child dyads when children were 18months; 43 mothers again rated their children's mastery motivation at 39months. Results suggested that after controlling for gender and the corresponding 18-month mastery aspect, positive affect exchanges had long-term positive relationships with children's persistence and competence, whereas dismissed affect exchanges had long-term negative relationships with children's persistence and independent mastery. Findings suggest that children's autonomous mastery-oriented endeavours have deep roots in their early mother-child affective interactions. © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

author list (cited authors)

  • Wang, J., Morgan, G. A., & Biringen, Z.

publication date

  • January 1, 2013 11:11 AM

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