Maternal recollections of childhood peer relationships: Implications for their children's social competence


Journal Article

The relations between mothers’ recollections of their childhood peer relationships and their child-rearing intentions, parenting behaviors and their preschoolers’ social competence were examined. Mothers with predominantly anxious/lonely peer recollections appeared to take the most active role in their children's social development and had the most socially competent children as compared to mothers reporting either predominantly positive or negative peer recollections. This pat- tern of effects was influenced by the sex of the child. Implications of these results for a gender-moderated model of socialization were discussed. © 1991, Sage Publications. All rights reserved.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Putallaz, M; Costanzo, PR; Smith, RB

Published Date

  • January 1, 1991

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 8 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 403 - 422

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1460-3608

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0265-4075

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/0265407591083006

Citation Source

  • Scopus