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Author Sempek, Adam N
Title Cross-cultural relationships: Children's play, maternal aculturation, knowledge, and beliefs concerning play
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Descript 67 p
Note Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 71-02, Section: A, page: 0442
Adviser: Lisa Kelly-Vance
Thesis (Ed.S.)--University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2011
The current study was exploratory in nature, and examined the relationships between maternal acculturation, knowledge and beliefs concerning play, and children's play between 18 English-speaking and 14 Spanish-speaking mothers and their children. The children were enrolled in either Head Start of Title I classrooms in a Midwestern school district. The mother's were given questionnaires designed to measure knowledge of play, beliefs concerning play, and acculturation. The children were observed for 30 minutes during free-play time to record their level of play. It was found that knowledge of play, acculturation, and child level of play are interrelated for both English-speaking and Spanish-speaking participants. Results indicated that English-speaking mothers had a more developmentally positive view of play than did the Spanish-speaking mothers, and children of English-speaking mothers played at higher levels than did children of Spanish-speaking mothers
School code: 1060
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 71-02A
Subject Education, Early Childhood
Sociology, Individual and Family Studies
Alt Author University of Nebraska at Omaha. Psychology
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