Publication Date

1995

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Daniels, Denise H. (Denise Honeycutt), 1960-

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of Educational Psychology

LCSH

Aggressiveness in children||Early childhood education||Judgement (Ethics)

Abstract

Young children's moral reasoning about provoked and unprovoked aggressive situations was examined. Subjects included 20 four-year-old and 20 six-year-old boys with 10 aggressive and 10 nonaggressive boys in each age group. Interview questions were asked about short vignettes involving peers' aggressive behavior. Six-year-olds rated aggressive behavior as very bad regardless of the provocation. Four-year-old's judgments were less harsh, especially if the aggression was provoked. Implications include information that may help early childhood educators deal with provocations (e.g., teasing) and potentially reduce social rejection.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references (pages [24]-26)

Extent

27 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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