Self-reported use of emotional display rules in the Netherlands and Iran: Evidence for sociocultural influence.

Novin, Sheida, Banerjee, Robin, Dadkhah, Asghar and Rieffe, Carolien (2008) Self-reported use of emotional display rules in the Netherlands and Iran: Evidence for sociocultural influence. Social Development, 18 (2). pp. 397-411. ISSN 0961-205X

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Abstract

Sociocultural differences in children's use and understanding of emotional display rules have been under-researched. In the present study, 56 Dutch and 56 Iranian children aged 10¿11 years took part in a structured interview about their experiences of using emotional display rules. In comparison with the Dutch children, the Iranian sample was more likely to report having actually used emotional display rules themselves, more likely to identify family audiences for display rules, and less likely to identify peer audiences. In addition, they were more likely than the Dutch children to identify both prosocial and self-protective motives for concealing emotion from family audiences, and less likely to identify self-protective motives for concealing emotion from peers. Results are interpreted in the light of socialization processes involved in the development of emotion regulation.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Second author; co-main author of the paper
Schools and Departments: School of Psychology > Psychology
Depositing User: Robin Banerjee
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 15:39
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2012 09:21
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/13760
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