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Title: The specificity and the development of social-emotional competence in a multi-ethnic-classroom
Authors : Petrowski, Katja
Herold, Ulf
Joraschky, Peter
von Wyl, Agnes
Cierpka, Manfred
Published in : Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health
Volume(Issue) : 3
Issue : 16
Publisher / Ed. Institution : BioMed Central
Issue Date: 2009
License (according to publishing contract) : CC BY 2.0: Namensnennung 2.0 Generic
Type of review: Peer review (Publication)
Language : English
Subject (DDC) : 155: Differential and developmental psychology
370: Education
Abstract: Background: Ethnic diversity in schools increases due to globalization. Thus, the children's social-emotional competence development must be considered in the context of a multi-ethnic classroom. Methods: In this study, the social-emotional competence of 65 Asian-American and Latin-American children was observed at the beginning and the end of their kindergarten year. Results: Initially, significant differences existed among these ethnic groups in respect to moral reasoning. Furthermore, the male children showed more dysregulated aggression but the female children implemented more moral reasoning than their male counterparts. These ethnic specificities did not disappear over the course of the year. In addition, a significant change in avoidance strategies as well as expressed emotions in the narrative took place over the course of one year. Conclusion: Ethnic specificity in social-emotional competence does exist independent of gender at the beginning as well as at the end of the kindergarten year in a multi-ethnic kindergarten classroom.
Departement: Angewandte Psychologie
Organisational Unit: Psychological Institute (PI)
Publication type: Article in scientific Journal
DOI : 10.1186/1753-2000-3-16
ISSN: 1753-2000
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