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The Relations of Only Child's and Sibling Children's Sociability with Maternal Behavior in Korea and China

  • THE KOREAN JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
  • 2009, 22(3), pp.49-68
  • Publisher : The Korean Society For Developmental Psychology
  • Research Area : Social Science > Psychological Science

Anli Xu 1 CHONG,YOUNG-SOOK 2

1부산대학교 심리학과
2부산대학교

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ABSTRACT

273 Chinese mothers and 295 Korean mothers reported their maternal behavior and their only child's or sibling children's sociability. Compared maternal behavior between Korea and China, Chinese mothers showed more reasonable guidance, more active involvement, and more consistent regulation as well more controlling with power and demanding less achievement toward their child. Mothers showed more affect and more active involvement to the only child than to the sibling children irrespective of nationality. Korean mothers showed more overprotection to only child than to sibling children, but Chinese mothers showed no difference between the two. In sociability rating, Chinese mother reported their children as more egocentric but cooperative than Korean mother did. The relational patterns of children's sociability with maternal behavior appeared somewhat different in Korean data and Chinese data. It was found that main reasons for having only child was national policy in Chinese mothers but was personal in Korean mothers.

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