Children's narrative accounts of being hurt: self-referential focus and consideration of the perpetrator's experience

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Publication Type thesis
School or College College of Social & Behavioral Science
Department Psychology
Author Twali, Michelle Sinayobye
Title Children's narrative accounts of being hurt: self-referential focus and consideration of the perpetrator's experience
Date 2013-08
Description This study examined whether the different ways that children are prompted to talk about events in which they were the target of harm are related to their judgments about the event, the perpetrator, and the self. Participants (N=92; 10 - 11-year-olds) were instructed to narrate about their experience from one of three narrative conditions - the prototypical victim perspective, the consideration of the perpetrator's perspective, and the consideration of the perpetrator's nonmalevolent intentions condition. After providing the narrative accounts, participants reported their judgments about the event, the perpetrator, and the self. Whereas participants' judgments about the self and to a lesser extent, the perpetrator, were associated with the different ways of narrating, judgments about the event were similar across the narrative conditions. Results provided insight into how narratives can shape children's judgments about some features of the conflict event but not others.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Dissertation Institution University of Utah
Dissertation Name Master of Science
Language eng
Rights Management Copyright © Michelle Sinayobye Twali 2013
Format Medium application/pdf
Format Extent 1,541,694 bytes
Identifier etd3/id/2583
ARK ark:/87278/s6x09g6s
Setname ir_etd
Date Created 2013-12-02
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 196159
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6x09g6s
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