Peer preference: A way of evaluating social competence and behavioural well-being in early childhood

Öneren Şendil, Çağla
Erden, Feyza


An investigation of social competence and behavioral problems of 5-6 year-old children through peer preference, temperament and gender
Öneren Şendil, Çağla; Erden, Feyza; Department of Early Childhood Education (2010)
The aim of this study is to investigate differences in peer preference, gender and temperamental characteristics of 5 and 6 year old children on their social competence and behavioral problems. More specifically, the present study examined whether being boy or girl, being more preferred peer or less preferred and different temperamental characteristics differentiates children’s social competence, anger- aggression and anxiety withdrawal related behaviors. Peer preference was determined by the “Picture Socio...
Perfectionism and perceived parenting style among university students
Alvan, Gizem; Tezer, Esin; Department of Educational Sciences (2015)
In this study, the relationship between perceived parenting styles and perfectionism was investigated among male and female university students. Two questionnaires, namely, Almost Perfect Scale-Revised (APS-R) Turkish version and Parenting Styles Scales were administered to 530 (245 males and 285 females) undergraduate students of METU. The results of two separate multivariate analysis of variance conducted for mothers and fathers revealed that those who perceived their mothers and fathers as authoritative ...
Parenting styles and learned resourcefulness of Turkish adolescents
Tuerkel, Yesim Deniz; Tezer, Esin (2008-03-01)
This study investigated the differences among 834 high school students regarding learned resourcefulness in terms of perceived parenting style and gender. The data were gathered by administering the Parenting Style Inventory (PSI) and Rosenbaum's Self-Control Schedule (SCS). The results of ANOVA pertaining to the scores of learned resourcefulness yielded a significant main effect for parenting style groups. Neither the main effect for gender nor the gender and parenting style interaction effect was signific...
Psychological aggression perpetration among dating college students: the interplay of societal, parental and personal factors
Toplu Demirtaş, Ezgi; Sümer, Zeynep; Department of Educational Sciences (2015)
The aim of the current study is to investigate the role of personal cognitive (acceptance of psychological aggression and sexist beliefs) factors as mediators of the relationship between societal (patriarchy and gender socialization), perceived parental (witnessing interparental psychological aggression) factors and psychological aggression perpetration among dating college students. The sample of the study was composed of 1015 dating college students from private and public universities in Ankara. Turkish ...
Nature, severity and origins of fears among children and adolescents with respect to age, gender and socioeconomic status
Serim, Begüm; Erdur Baker, Özgür; Department of Educational Sciences (2010)
The present study aimed to investigate the fears of female and male children and adolescents between the ages of 8 and 18 from different socioeconomic levels. Additionally, the origins of children’s and adolescents’ fears were examined. To reach the aims, the study was divided into two stages. In the first stage adaptation study of Fear Survey Schedule for Children-AM (Burnham, 1995) into Turkish was conducted. Two different samples were utilized in stage one. First sample was comprised of 355 participants ...
Citation Formats
Ç. Öneren Şendil and F. Erden, “Peer preference: A way of evaluating social competence and behavioural well-being in early childhood,” EARLY CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND CARE, pp. 230–246, 2014, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: