Spanish parents' emotion talk and their children's understanding of emotion

Aznar, Ana and Tenenbaum, Harriet R (2013) Spanish parents' emotion talk and their children's understanding of emotion. Frontiers in psychology, 4(670), ISSN (online) 1664-1078

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Abstract

Relations between parent-child emotion talk and children's emotion understanding were examined in 63 Spanish mothers and fathers and their 4- (M = 53.35 months, SD = 3.86) and 6-year-old (M = 76.62 months, SD = 3.91) children. Parent-child emotion talk was analyzed during two storytelling tasks: a play-related storytelling task and a reminiscence task (conversation about past experiences). Children's emotion understanding was assessed twice through a standardized test of emotion comprehension (TEC; Pons et al., 2004), once before one of the two parent-child storytelling sessions and again 6 months later. Mothers' use of emotion labels during the play-related storytelling task predicted children's emotion understanding after controlling for children's previous emotion understanding. Whereas fathers' use of emotion labels during the play-related storytelling task was correlated with children's emotion understanding, it did not predict children's emotion understanding after controlling for previous emotion understanding. Implications of these findings for future research on children's socioemotional development are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Research Area: Psychology
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (until 2017) > School of Psychology, Criminology and Sociology (from November 2012)
Depositing User: Automatic Import Agent
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2013 11:30
Last Modified: 08 May 2017 07:10
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00670
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/26488

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