The importance of mutual positive expressivity in social adjustment: understanding the role of peers and gender.

@article{Sallquist2012TheIO,
  title={The importance of mutual positive expressivity in social adjustment: understanding the role of peers and gender.},
  author={Julie Vaughan Sallquist and Matthew D. DiDonato and Laura D. Hanish and Carol Lynn Martin and Richard A. Fabes},
  journal={Emotion},
  year={2012},
  volume={12 2},
  pages={
          304-13
        }
}
The relations between young children's mutual (reciprocated) and overall positive emotion (PE) with same- and other-gender peers and their social adjustment were explored. Children's PE and peers' PE were observed across the preschool year during peer interactions (N = 166; 46% girls; M age = 52 months). Results revealed that girls and boys had similar frequencies of overall PE and mutual PE when interacting with same-gender peers, but girls were marginally higher compared with boys in overall… CONTINUE READING

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