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dc.contributor.authorYolton, Kimberly Anneen
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-13T14:40:21Zen
dc.date.available2014-08-13T14:40:21Zen
dc.date.issued1989en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/50101en
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between temperament and styles of coping with daily hassles. Parents of 86 four-year-old children attending preschools and child care centers located in Southwest Virginia completed measures of temperament and coping. The Behavioral Style Questionnaire (BSQ), designed by Carey and McDevitt, was used to assess each child's temperament. Responses were used to categorize children as having easy, difficult, slow-to-warm-up, or intermediate temperaments. The Coping Styles Inventory for Preschool Children (CSIPC) was developed by the researcher to provide a profile of each child's coping style among the techniques of feeling, thinking, acting, and reacting. Once the data were collected, numerous statistical procedures were performed. These included Pearson Product Moment Correlations, Analyses of Variance, and Chi-squares. The findings indicated that children with difficult temperaments employed cognitive, or thinking, styles of coping when confronted with daily hassles. A better understanding of how children with different temperaments cope with hassles, and stress in general, should enable parents, child care workers, and all those working closely with children to communicate with them more effectively. New and improved methods for instructing children on effective coping techniques can be developed and implemented when professionals have a more accurate perception of the predominant methods currently used by these children.en
dc.format.extentviii, 111 leavesen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.publisherVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 20212128en
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1989.Y647en
dc.subject.lcshPreschool childrenen
dc.subject.lcshTemperament in childrenen
dc.subject.lcshAdjustment (Psychology)en
dc.titlePersonality predictors of preschool children's styles of coping with daily hasslesen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentChild Developmenten
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplineChild Developmenten
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