Child and Youth Care Forum

, Volume 20, Issue 3, pp 183–194 | Cite as

A comparison of helping, sharing, comforting, honesty, and civic awareness for children in home care, day care, and preschool

  • Ann M. Berghout Austin
  • Todd Braeger
  • Jay D. Schvaneveldt
  • Shelley L. Knudsen Lindauer
  • Marcia Summers
  • Cheryl Robinson
  • Carol Armga
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Abstract

Fifty-nine children, including 18 children (10 girls and eight boys) just entering preschool, 19 children (eight girls and 11 boys) just entering or reentering day care, and 22 children (10 girls and 12 boys) in home care were asked to give their solutions to helping, sharing, comforting, and honesty dilemmas and to identify public figures from their pictures (civic awareness). The three subsamples were retested three months later. Scores differed among groups for dependent variables only in civic awareness. Preschool children scored higher on civic awareness than day care or home care children.

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© Human Sciences Press, Inc 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ann M. Berghout Austin
    • 1
  • Todd Braeger
    • 1
  • Jay D. Schvaneveldt
    • 1
  • Shelley L. Knudsen Lindauer
    • 1
  • Marcia Summers
    • 1
  • Cheryl Robinson
    • 1
  • Carol Armga
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Family and Human DevelopmentUtah State UniversityLogan

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