Relating mothers' social framing to their children's entry competence with peers


Journal Article

The purpose of this study was to examine how mothers view and construct meaning their children's social interactions, and to understand the interpretive frames they bring to filtering the social world and conveying meaning to their children. Maternal narrations to their children' videotaped entry behavior revealed narration patterns related to their children' entry behavior and the group's response. Generally, when their children were behaving competently, mothers appeared to have a broad based, context embedded view of the interaction, but focused more specifially when difficulties arose, These narration patterns were influenced ny the mothers' own remembered childhood social competence and recollections of positive and anxious peer experiences. Implications of these results for the socialization process were discussed. Copyright © 1994, Wiley Blackwell. All rights reserved

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Putallaz, M; Klein, TP; Costanzo, PR; Hedges, LA

Published Date

  • January 1, 1994

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 3 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 222 - 237

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1467-9507

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0961-205X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1467-9507.1994.tb00042.x

Citation Source

  • Scopus