National Taiwan Normal University
|Type of Study:||longitudinal|
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This study aims to explore (1) growth in preschool Mandarin
Chinese-speaking children's narrative development, (2) the interaction
strategies Mandarin mothers use to promote their children's narrative
competence over a nine month period, and (3) the relationship between
children's narrative competence and maternal interaction strategies.
Sixteen Mandarin Chinese-speaking children, eight boys and eight girls,
and their mothers living in Taipei, Taiwan participated in this study.
The mean age of the children was 42 months (range: 40 to 43 months) at
the start of this study (Time 1) and 51 months (range: 49 to 52 months)
at the last session (Time 4). All children came from middle class
families, i.e., their mothers were college or graduate school educated.
Each mother-child dyad was visited in the home at four time points when
the children were 42 (Time 1), 45 (Time 2), 48 (Time 3), and 51 (Time 4)
months of age on average. At each visit, the child was asked to do one
task with the experimenter (i.e., personal experience narratives) and
two tasks with his/her mother (i.e., joint personal anecdotes and book
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