2005 Student Research Conference:
18th Annual Student Research Conference

Social Science

Parent-Child Scaffolding Behaviors Within Tangram and Grocery Task Interactions
Ashley M. Taylor*, Heather N. Brom, Erin C. Gissel, and Andrea Wimberley
Dr. David B. Conner, Faculty Mentor

In this study we investigated parent and child scaffolding interactions and corresponding behaviors. We presented 48 parent-child pairs (4 fathers and 44 mothers, 22 sons and 26 daughters) with a problem-solving task in which the parent worked with the child in completing a Grocery task incorporating counting money, reading, and purchasing the correct products. This is a continuation of a larger study that is broken down into three parts, including a free play experience, a Tangram task, and a Grocery task. The scale which we used to measure scaffolding behaviors can be found in Conner, Knight, & Cross (1997). We plan to compare the results of parent-child scaffolding behaviors within and among the specific Tangram and Grocery tasks, as well as look for trends seen in previous research.

Keywords: Scaffolding Behavior, Grocery Task, Tangram, Parent-Child

Topic(s):Psychology

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 43-1
Location: VH 1232
Time: 2:15

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