Imitation During Preschool Peer Interaction

Lisa Lubin, Tiffany M Field

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Abstract

Two to four-year-old preschool children's peer interactions were observed during free play. Positive, negative, and sustained peer interactions were coded as were the initiating behaviors of these interactions including imitation. A curvilinear relationship between age and imitation was noted with the three-year-olds engaging in the greatest amount of imitation. The use of imitation as an initiator of interaction also contributed to the greatest amount of variance on sustained interactions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)443-453
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Behavioral Development
Volume4
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1981

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Imitation During Preschool Peer Interaction. / Lubin, Lisa; Field, Tiffany M.

In: International Journal of Behavioral Development, Vol. 4, No. 4, 1981, p. 443-453.

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