Identifier

etd-07092010-114420

Degree

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Human Ecology

Document Type

Thesis

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between caregiver level of education and their perception of aggression in preschool boys. Accurately perceiving aggression is important in that it affects how caregivers interact with children in their care. Research has demonstrated that caregivers have an important role in helping a child shape his identity; getting accurate feedback would be important for a child’s self-perception. It was hypothesized that caregivers with less education may be more likely to misperceive preschool boys play and label them aggressive. The results indicated that caregiver’s with a high school or GED education were more likely to perceive more aggressive behaviors in preschool boys than caregivers with more education.

Date

2010

Document Availability at the Time of Submission

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Committee Chair

Baumgartner, Jennifer

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Human Ecology Commons

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