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Master of Science (MS)
Family, Consumer, and Human Development
The study focused upon three aspects of child-initiated contact comfort situations; how ofter the contact was sought, with whom or why did the child seek comfort, and what incident seemed to stimulate the child's action. Data was collected from two Utah State University Nursery School Laboratories
It was found that children respond as children in that similarity is greater than differences in utilization of contact comfort.
Contact comfort is an important part of a child's functioning in social situations. The number of episodes to indicate this was substantial.
The objects and persons to whom he turns for contact comfort vary within age and nature of the situation in which the child functions.
Spencer, Lana Kay, "Contact Comfort Initiated by the Nursery School Child" (1969). All Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 2454.
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