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Title: THE INFLUENCE OF MATERNAL SENSITIVITY, SHYNESS AND LANGUAGE ABILITY ON PRESCHOOLERS' PEER LIKABILITY
Authors: CHEUNG HOI SHAN
Keywords: Sensitivity, temperament, shyness, language, peer relationships
Issue Date: 6-Aug-2013
Source: CHEUNG HOI SHAN (2013-08-06). THE INFLUENCE OF MATERNAL SENSITIVITY, SHYNESS AND LANGUAGE ABILITY ON PRESCHOOLERS' PEER LIKABILITY. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Having good relationships with peers is advantageous to children¿s well-being. This dissertation examines how three domains of influence ¿ parenting, temperament and children¿s individual skills- may contribute to children¿s likability in a peer group. Of particular interest is how maternal sensitivity and shyness may be linked to peer likability in the local context, with implications for the cross-cultural relevance of these concepts in Singapore. Participants were 164 mother-child dyads from the four major ethnic groups in Singapore. Results showed gender differences in the association between the predictors and peer likability. Maternal sensitivity and shyness were significantly related to boys¿ likability rated by female peers, whereas only pragmatic difficulty predicted girls¿ likability rated by male peers. Overall, shyness in boys was related to their being more liked by female peers, implying that shyness has a positive connotation within the peer group in this culture. Maternal sensitivity was related to boys being less well-liked by girls.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/49644
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