publication . Article . 2016

The Effects of Theory of Mind and Self-Regulation Skills on Helping Behaviors in 3-4-Year-Old Children

Muhammed Sukru Aydin; Sema Karakelle;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2016 Journal: Nesne Psikoloji Dergisi (issn: 2147-6489, eissn: 2147-6489, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Sada Institute of Art and Language Studies
Abstract
The aim of this study is to examine the effects of theory of mind and self-regulation skills on children’s helping behavior. Total of 104 children aging between 36-59 months, participated in the study. Helping behavior was measured with an instrumental helping task. Scaling of Theory-of-Mind tasks were used in measuring theory of mind. As for measuring self-regulation, peg tapping task were used. In order to control receptive language abilities of children, Turkish Expressive and Receptive Language Test (TIFALDI) was applied. Results of the analyses indicated that there were significant relations between theory of mind and selfregulation skills and helping behav...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: behavioral disciplines and activities
free text keywords: prosocial behavior, instrumental helping, theory of mind, selfregulation, executive functions, Psychology, BF1-990
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