Study on children's objections in a two-year-old group: Effects of children's ages and their age differences

Kazuo Hongo

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

The purpose of this investigation was to examine the effects of children's ages and their age differences on 'the objections' between young children in a nursery school. Subjects were 14 children in a same two-year-old class. They were divided into three groups in terms of their ages : H group (four children : mean age 33.0 months) ; M group (six children : mean age 29.3 months) ; L group (four children : mean age 27.5 months) in May 1993. The data were obtained from the observations of free play from May 1993 to March 1994. The main results were as follows : (a) the frequency of objections did not change through a year ; (b) L group, children tended not to object to H group children at first ; (c) but the peer relationships were gradually changing for the equality ; (d) 'the situation of objection' and 'the content of objection' depended on children's ages.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)435-444
Number of pages10
JournalJapanese Journal of Educational Psychology
Volume44
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1996

Keywords

  • Differences between children's ages
  • Nursery school
  • Objection
  • Two-year-old

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Study on children's objections in a two-year-old group: Effects of children's ages and their age differences'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this