Preschool peer communication skills: the role of social status and interaction context.

@article{Hazen1989PreschoolPC,
  title={Preschool peer communication skills: the role of social status and interaction context.},
  author={N L Hazen and Brian P Black},
  journal={Child development},
  year={1989},
  volume={60 4},
  pages={867-76}
}
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relation between social status and discourse skills in preschool children. Using peer nominations, 48 acquainted preschool children were classified as liked, disliked, or low impact. Children were videotaped in freeplay interactions in which one child entered the play of a pair of same-sex peers. Social status differences were found primarily in skills contributing to coherent discourse. Specifically, liked children were more inclined to direct… CONTINUE READING

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