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An Experimental Study of Preschoolers` Strategies for Emotional Regulation and Their Mothers` Responses
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  • Journal title : Korean Journal of Child Studies
  • Volume 36, Issue 5,  2015, pp.155-171
  • Publisher : Korean Association of Child Studies
  • DOI : 10.5723/KJCS.2015.36.5.155
 Title & Authors
An Experimental Study of Preschoolers` Strategies for Emotional Regulation and Their Mothers` Responses
Yun, Geum Suk; Lee, Jin Suk;
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 Abstract
The purposes of this study were firstly, to examine the emergence of complex strategies for emotional regulation in 3 and 4 years old children, and secondly, to analyze the corresponding relationship of the preschoolers` strategies for emotional regulation and their mothers` responses. The subjects comprised 66 preschoolers(33 boys, 33 girls) and their mothers in J city. The results were as follows. First, the preschoolers` strategies for emotional regulation in frustrating episodes occurred in the following order; instrumental behaviors, cognitive reappraisal, distraction behaviors, and comforting behaviors. Second, the mother`s responses to frustrating episodes occurred in the following order; cognitive reappraisal, instrumental behaviors, comforting behaviors, and distraction behaviors. Third, the corresponding relationship of the preschooler`s strategies for emotional regulation and the mothers` responses to frustrating episodes were found to be of a similar patterns (e.g. preschoolers` cognitive reappraisal strategy and mothers` cognitive reappraisal response).
 Keywords
preschoolers` strategies for emotion regulation;mothers` responses;
 Language
Korean
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