Comparison of Multiple Methods of Assessing Parental Emotion Language Discourse and Their Effects on Preschooler’s Emotion Understanding
The current study explored the influence of three methods of parental emotion discourse (structured story-telling, reminiscing, and picture book) and their relation to preschoolers’ emotion understanding. Thirty-seven families participated in the study. Analyses showed that the structured story-telling method produced more emotion words, was high in unique emotion words, and was high for both emotion labelling and explanations. All three methods showed some potential to predict preschooler’s emotion understanding. Structured story-telling was best at predicting role-taking, while reminiscing and the picture book both were better at predicting situation knowledge. Additional studies are needed to further explore the influence of different methods of assessing emotion discourse to enhance validity and reliability of research in this field.
Early Childhood Development and Care
DOI of Published Version
Martin, Rebecca, "Comparison of Multiple Methods of Assessing Parental Emotion Language Discourse and Their Effects on Preschooler’s Emotion Understanding" (2019). Psychology Faculty Publications. 20.