Self in context: autonomy and relatedness in Japanese and U.S. mother-preschooler dyads.

  title={Self in context: autonomy and relatedness in Japanese and U.S. mother-preschooler dyads.},
  author={Tracy A. Dennis and Pamela M. Cole and Carolyn Zahn-Waxler and Ichiro Mizuta},
  journal={Child development},
  volume={73 6},
Cultural differences and similarities in socialization during two contrasting laboratory tasks were examined in 30 Japanese mothers and their preschoolers, both temporarily residing in the United States, and 30 U.S. mothers and their preschoolers (age: M = 55.8 months, SD = 4.9). Mother and child actions, speech, emotion, and attention were coded from videotaped observations during a free play task and waiting task. Cross-cultural comparisons showed that U.S. mothers had more conversations that… CONTINUE READING
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