Title

A Comparison of Helping, Sharing, Comforting, Honesty, and Civic Awareness for Children in Home Care, Day Care, and Preschool

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Child and Youth Care Forum

Volume

20

Issue

3

Publisher

Springer

Publication Date

1991

First Page

183

Last Page

194

DOI

10.1007/BF00757200

Abstract

Fifty-nine children, including 18 children (10 girls and eight boys) just entering preschool, 19 children (eight girls and 11 boys) just entering or reentering day care, and 22 children (10 girls and 12 boys) in home care were asked to give their solutions to helping, sharing, comforting, and honesty dilemmas and to identify public figures from their pictures (civic awareness). The three subsamples were retested three months later. Scores differed among groups for dependent variables only in civic awareness. Preschool children scored higher on civic awareness than day care or home care children.