Oral narratives are important developmental attainments for young children, and they provide them with a new mode for organizing personal experience. Narratives are not only individual constructions, however; they are also shaped and transformed by parent-child transactions. In this study the relations between mother- and father-child co-constructions of a narrative involving emotional themes and the emotional organization of children's narratives obtained using the MacArthur Story-Stem Battery (MSSB) were investigated. The results showed associations between both mother- and father-child co-constructions and children's MSSB narratives. In addition, the findings highlighted the dyadic aspects of co-constructions and the importance of taking into consideration children's co-constructions with both parents.
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Infant and Child Development|
|State||Published - 1996|
- Emotional development
- Parent-child interaction
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Developmental and Educational Psychology