The influence of individualism and collectivism parenting on theory-of-mind acquisition in children aged 3 – 5

Devi Rusli, Ike Anggraika Kuntoro, Eko Handayani, Nurmina, Ali Arben

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

This study aimed to investigate the influence of parental individualism and collectivism on theory of mind acquisition in children age 3-5 years. Theory of mind (ToM) acquisition was assessed using a ToM scale by Wellman and Liu (2004), and individualism and collectivism parenting was measured with a scale that was developed from Triandis and Gelfand’s individualism-collectivism scale. The ToM scale was administered to 202 children ages 3 – 5 years old/36-71 months (M = 55, SD = 3.253), and the individualism and collectivism parenting scale was administered to their parents. The result of this study showed that individualism and collectivism parenting did not significantly influence children’s ToM (R2 =.012, p > 0.05.). Individualism parenting significantly influenced the acquisition of diverse beliefs (DB) (β = 0.017, p < 0.05), whereas collectivism parenting did not significantly predict the acquisition of the five concepts of ToM.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3053-3063
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation
Volume24
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2020

Keywords

  • Individualism and collectivism parenting
  • Preschoolers
  • Theory-of-mind

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'The influence of individualism and collectivism parenting on theory-of-mind acquisition in children aged 3 – 5'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this