Preschoolers in America are touched less and are more aggressive than preschoolers in France

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Abstract

Forty French and American preschool children were observed on playgrounds with their parents and peers. The American parents watched and touched their children less than the French parents. The American children played with their parents, talked with and touched their parents less and were more aggressive toward their parents. During peer interactions the American children also showed less touching their peers and more grabbing their peers' toys, more aggression toward their peers and more fussing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-17
Number of pages7
JournalEarly Child Development and Care
Volume151
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1999
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Aggression
  • Preschool
  • Touch

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Social Psychology

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Preschoolers in America are touched less and are more aggressive than preschoolers in France. / Field, Tiffany M.

In: Early Child Development and Care, Vol. 151, No. 1, 01.12.1999, p. 11-17.

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