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dc.contributor.authorYu, Dian
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-14T17:29:47Z
dc.date.available2018-02-14T17:29:47Z
dc.date.issued2017-05
dc.identifier.otheryu_dian_201705_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/yu_dian_201705_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/37086
dc.description.abstractThis study aims to explore the association between the pragmatic function of maternal verbal communication (i.e., message) and their 4-year-olds’ self-regulation and the moderation effect of child sex on this association. Eighty-three children (45 boys) and their mothers participated in this study. Mother-child verbal communication was observed during a game. Maternal verbal communication was transcribed and classified as collaborative (e.g., support) and non-collaborative (e.g., control) acts. In a series of laboratory procedures, children’s emotion regulation (affective expression and behavioral regulatory strategies) and inhibitory control (IC) were assessed to index self-regulation. Overall, results showed that maternal collaborative acts were unexpectedly associated with more negative and less neutral affective expressions (i.e., poorer emotion regulation skills). As expected, more maternal non-collaborative acts were related to poorer IC. Additionally, the association between maternal non-collaborative acts and IC were stronger for girls than boys. Limitations of this study and suggestions for future studies were discussed.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectself-regulation, preschool, mother-child communication
dc.titleMother-child verbal communication and self-regulation in four-year-olds
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentHuman Development and Family Science
dc.description.majorHuman Development and Family Science
dc.description.advisorHui-Chin Hsu
dc.description.committeeHui-Chin Hsu
dc.description.committeeMargaret O Caughy
dc.description.committeeGeoffrey Brown


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