Title page for ETD etd-07092010-114420

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Jenkins, Charlene Philleatric
Author's Email Address cjenk11@tigers.lsu.edu
URN etd-07092010-114420
Title Caregiver Perceptions Of Aggression In Preschool-Aged Boys
Degree Master of Science (M.S.)
Department Human Ecology
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Baumgartner, Jennifer Committee Member
Chaney, Cassandra Committee Member
Denny, Robert Committee Member
DiCarlo, Cynthia F Committee Member
  • Rough and Tumble Play
  • Aggression
  • Preschool boys
Date of Defense 2010-07-07
Availability unrestricted
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between caregiver level of education and their perception of aggression in preschool boys. Accurately perceiving aggression is important in that it affects how caregivers interact with children in their care. Research has demonstrated that caregivers have an important role in helping a child shape his identity; getting accurate feedback would be important for a childís self-perception. It was hypothesized that caregivers with less education may be more likely to misperceive preschool boys play and label them aggressive. The results indicated that caregiverís with a high school or GED education were more likely to perceive more aggressive behaviors in preschool boys than caregivers with more education.

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