Parent position influence on preschoolers' attitude towards peers



The article presents empirical research on parental position to children of elder preschool age with different types of relationships with peers. Comparative research of mothers' parental position of preschoolers with and without problems in communication was conducted. Findings indicate that mothers in first group are considering their child as a subject of education and upbringing (objective source); parents in the second group are more personality oriented in their attitude towards the child.

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Journal rubric: Developmental Psychology

For citation: Khokhlacheva I.V., Smirnova E.O. Parent position influence on preschoolers' attitude towards peers. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie = Psychological Science and Education, 2008. Vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 57–70. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Irina V. Khokhlacheva, PhD in Psychology, Eeducational psychologist at the Kindergarten № 862, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:

Elena O. Smirnova, Doctor of Psychology, Рrofessor of the Department of Preschool Pedagogics and Psychology of the Faculty of Psychology of Education, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia



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