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Mothers’ Reactions to Preschoolers’ Proactive and Reactive Aggressive Behaviors
Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work. (Center for Developmental Research)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4568-2722
Psychology, University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA.
2017 (English)In: Infant and Child Development, ISSN 1522-7227, E-ISSN 1522-7219, Vol. 26, no 2, article id UNSP e1972Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The present study was designed to examine mothers' emotional reactions, causal attributions, and socialization strategies in response to preschool children's engagement in proactive and reactive physical aggression with peers during free play at school. Participants were 84 mothers (Mage=31.83, SD=4.48) with preschool-aged children (Mage=4.92, SD=0. 97), residing in Ankara, Turkey. Supporting our expectations, mothers reacted with negative emotions to both functions of aggressive behaviours, with less anxiety, disappointment, embarrassment, and guilt for reactive aggression. They also believed that reactive aggression is more contextually dependent and intentional and reported more indirect (e.g., asking the child, teacher, or other children to find out more about the situation and aggressive episode) and other-oriented strategies (e.g., telling the other child to behave properly) to address these behaviours. Overall, our findings suggest that Turkish mothers' feelings, perceptions, and socialization approaches to childhood aggression vary depending on the functions of aggression, and mothers perceive preschool-aged children's engagement in reactive aggression in the school setting as relatively more acceptable than proactive aggression.

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John Wiley & Sons, 2017. Vol. 26, no 2, article id UNSP e1972
Keywords [en]
proactive aggression; reactive aggression; parenting; Turkey; parenting; beliefs
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Psychology
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Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-46809DOI: 10.1002/icd.1972ISI: 000398588000005Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84963815354OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-46809DiVA, id: diva2:874252
Available from: 2015-11-26 Created: 2015-11-26 Last updated: 2018-07-24Bibliographically approved

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