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Features of Taiwanese Parents’ Moral Discourse in Shared Storybook Reading: Exploring Associations Related to Preschoolers’ Cognitive and Affective Moral Attribution
Chou,Yu Ju1; Hu,Bi Ying2; Roberts,Sherron Killingsworth3
2020
Source PublicationEarly Childhood Education Journal
ISSN1082-3301
AbstractThis study examined the moral discourse of 79 dyads of Taiwanese parents and children during shared storybook readings and the associations with children’s cognitive and affective moral attributions. This study involved four- to six-year-old children who participated in a receptive language test and a moral reasoning task. Their responses were analyzed to determine the levels of moral reasoning including both their cognitive moral judgment and their affective attribution. After the tests, the parent–child dyads participated in shared storybook reading sessions using two moral-related storybooks. The utterances of the parents and their children were recorded and coded to analyze how they described, discussed, and evaluated moral experiences engendered by the story’s protagonist. Study results show that parents’ dominant type of moral discourse was teaching an expected moral behavior to the child, followed by a moral evaluation of the child’s personality. When discussing the protagonist’s moral experience, parents produced more extended descriptions and explanations to discuss their children’s own experiences. Aligning with the emerging integrated cognition–emotion perspective in moral development research, hierarchical regression analysis results showed that the parents’ moral discourse that was explanatory and extended to the child’s own experiences was associated with the child’s moral reasoning levels of affective attribution, even when controlled for age and language ability. Based on this Taiwanese sample, the findings of this study contribute to the literature on parental discourse and moral development in young children.
KeywordIntegrated cognition–emotion perspective Moral reasoning Moral socialization Parental moral discourse Shared reading Young children
DOI10.1007/s10643-020-01110-z
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Language英语
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Affiliation1.Department of Early Childhood Education,National Tsing Hua University,Hsinchu,521, Nan-Da Road,30014,Taiwan
2.Faculty of Education,University of Macau,Taipa,Room 3054A, E33, Av. Da Universidade,Macao
3.School of Teacher Education,ED 315T,University of Central Florida,Orlando,32816-1250,United States
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Chou,Yu Ju,Hu,Bi Ying,Roberts,Sherron Killingsworth. Features of Taiwanese Parents’ Moral Discourse in Shared Storybook Reading: Exploring Associations Related to Preschoolers’ Cognitive and Affective Moral Attribution[J]. Early Childhood Education Journal,2020.
APA Chou,Yu Ju,Hu,Bi Ying,&Roberts,Sherron Killingsworth.(2020).Features of Taiwanese Parents’ Moral Discourse in Shared Storybook Reading: Exploring Associations Related to Preschoolers’ Cognitive and Affective Moral Attribution.Early Childhood Education Journal.
MLA Chou,Yu Ju,et al."Features of Taiwanese Parents’ Moral Discourse in Shared Storybook Reading: Exploring Associations Related to Preschoolers’ Cognitive and Affective Moral Attribution".Early Childhood Education Journal (2020).
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