Relations between social contingency in mother-child interaction and 2-year-olds' social competence

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This study examined relations between social contingency in mother-child interaction and low-income 2-year-olds' social competence, using a cross-sectional design (N = 47). Measures of social contingency included time spent in joint attention and dyadic turn-taking behaviors following maternal bids. Measures of child social competence included emotional self-regulation during a delay-of-gratification task and empathic responsiveness toward an experimenter feigning injury. Social contingency was related to children's use of self-regulatory strategies, but not to empathic responsiveness. Child negative emotionality and gender contributed to explanations of children's self-regulatory strategy use. More emotionally negative children spent less time using self-distraction; girls used less self-distraction and more comfort-seeking during delay than did boys. However, time spent in joint attention made an additional independent contribution over and above child factors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)850-859
Number of pages10
JournalDevelopmental Psychology
Volume32
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1996

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Mother-Child Relations
social competence
contingency
Social Relations
interaction
Maternal Behavior
emotionality
Social Skills
self-regulation
low income
Wounds and Injuries
gender

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  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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Relations between social contingency in mother-child interaction and 2-year-olds' social competence. / Cybele Raver, C.

In: Developmental Psychology, Vol. 32, No. 5, 09.1996, p. 850-859.

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