Effects of instructions concerning ownership of a toy on preschoolers' sharing and defensive behaviors

Nancy Eisenberg, Robert Haake, Michael Hand, Edward Sadalla

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Abstract

68 preschoolers 30-60 mo old were told that a toy belonged either to them or to the class or were given no specific instructions. Their subsequent behavior with the toy was observed. Children of all ages defended the toy more in the "yours" condition than in the "class" condition. Girls, but not boys, exhibited more defensive behavior with age. (3 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)460-461
Number of pages2
JournalDevelopmental psychology
Volume15
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 1979

Keywords

  • age & instructions concerning ownership of toy, sharing & defensive behaviors, 30-60 mo olds

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Demography
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Life-span and Life-course Studies

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