The Relationship between the Female College Students’ Perception towards Children and their Cognition of Children’s Behavior
24 , 2017-03-15
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between the female college students’ perception towards preschool children and their cognition of children’s behavior. Female college students responded to a questionnaire asking about the perception towards children and the cognition of children’s misbehavior. The scale of the cognition of children’s misbehavior was consisted of three subscales; positive, negative and hostile attributions. The results showed that the negative and hostile attributions were higher in the students who have the negative image of children than in those who have the positive image of children. And the result about the positive attribution indicated that there were no difference between them. These results indicated that students’ perception of children related with the cognition of children’s misbehavior.