Paper - The impact of mother-child interaction quality and cognitive abilities on children’s self-concept and self-esteem

  • Metadata:
    • author: Markus Paulus, Maria Licata, Burkhard Gniewosz, Beate Sodian
    • title: The impact of mother-child interaction quality and cognitive abilities on children’s self-concept and self-esteem
    • year: 20182018

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  • Background:
  • Research Question:
  • Method:
    • Longitudal design with various measures:
      • Mothers Emotional AvailabilityEmotional Availability
        The Emotional Availability Scale (Biringen, 2008) measures 6 behavioral aspects on a 1-7 likert-scale:

        Adult

        Sensitivity (Ainsworth)
        Structuring
        Non-intrusiveness
        No...
        (at 7mo, 4yo)
      • Cognitive Competencies of Child WPPSI-III (4yo, 6yo)
      • Self Perception Profile for Children (8yo)
  • Results:
    • Children’s academic self-concept was predicted by their cognitive functioning, whereas children’s social self-concept was exclusively predicted by their mothers’ early sensitivity and non-hostility.