This work was supported by the National Foundation for Fostering Talents of Basic Science (J0630760) and the Natural and Scientific Foundation in Zhejiang Province, China (Y204321). We appreciate the support given by Mowei Shen and Xiaowei Tang very much, and we would like to thank Xiaoqian Li, Jinjin Lai, and Dexiang Chen for assistance in coding, and Fengji Geng, Jun Wang, Meihong Zhuo, Peipei Hong, and Ye Tao for running the visits. Our great thanks go to the families who participated in this project.
Anger Expression and Persistence in Young Children
Version of Record online: 24 AUG 2011
© Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 2011
Volume 21, Issue 2, pages 343–353, May 2012
How to Cite
He, J., Xu, Q. and Degnan, K. A. (2012), Anger Expression and Persistence in Young Children. Social Development, 21: 343–353. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9507.2011.00622.x
- Issue online: 9 APR 2012
- Version of Record online: 24 AUG 2011
This study investigated anger expression during toy removal (TR) in 92 young Chinese children, two to five years of age, and its relations to their persistence in responding to obstacles during two challenging tasks with highly desirable goals [TR and locked box (LB)] and one challenging task with a less desirable goal [impossible perfect circles (IPC)]. Anger expression during TR was positively associated with persistence during TR and LB but not during IPC. The results highlighted the positive effects of anger in the development of persistence.