The performance of kibbutz- and city-reared Israeli children on two role-taking tasks

Haya T. Nahir, Steven R. Yussen

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Abstract

Two tasks requiring communicative role taking were administered to 96 1st- and 5th-grade Israeli children in 2 kibbutzim or a large city. It was predicted that the greater peer interaction experienced by Ss in the kibbutz would enhance their role-taking abilities. Results confirm this prediction. Ss from the kibbutz were better able to decenter in formulating a novel message to a listener (Task I) and to differentiate better between a child and adult listener in formulating a message (Task 2). 5th graders performed better on both tasks than 1st graders. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)450-455
Number of pages6
JournalDevelopmental psychology
Volume13
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 1977

Keywords

  • peer interaction, communicative role taking skills, kibbutz vs city reared 1st vs 5th graders, Israel

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