Gender differences of children's social skills and parenting using Interaction Rating Scale (IRS)

T. Anme, R. Shinohara, Y. Sugisawa, L. Tong, E. Tanaka, T. Watanabe, Y. Onda, Y. Kawashima, M. Hirano, E. Tomisaki, H. Mochizuki, K. Morita, A. Gan-Yadam, Y. Yato, N. Yamakawa, Zentaro Yamagata, Hideaki Koizumi, Kevin K.F. Wong, Yoko Anji, Hiraku IshidaMizue Iwasaki, Aya Kutsuki, Misa Kuroki, Haruka Koike, Daisuke N. Saito, Akiko Sawada, Yuka Shiotani, Daisuke Tanaka, Shunyue Cheng, Hiroshi Toyoda, Kumiko Namba, Tamami Fukushi, Tomoyo Morita, Hisakazu Yanaka, Yoichi Sakakihara, Kanehisa Morimoto, Kayako Nakagawa, Shoji Itakura, Kiyotaka Tomiwa, Shunya Sogon, Toyojiro Matsuishi, Tamiko Ogura, Masako Okada, Hiroko Ikeda, Norihiro Sadato, Mariko Y. Momoi, Hirosato Shiokawa, Takanori Yamagata, Tadahiko Maeda, Tohru Ozaki, Tokie Anme, Takahiro Hoshino, Osamu Sakura, Yukuo Konishi, Katsutoshi Kobayashi, Tatsuya Koeda, Toshitaka Tamaru, Shinako Terakawa, Ayumi Seki, Ariko Takeuchi, Hideo Kawaguchi, Sonoko Egami, Yoshihiro Komada, Hatsumi Yamamoto, Motoki Bonno, Noriko Yamakawa, Masatoshi Kawai, Yuko Yato, Koichi Negayama

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Abstract

Background: The purpose of this paper is to describe the gender differences of the Interaction Rating Scale (IRS) as an evidence-based practical index of children's social skills and parenting. Methods: The participants in our study, which was conducted as part of a Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) cohort study project, were 370 dyads of children with their caregivers were followed up and surveyed at aged 18, 30, and 42 month. The participants completed the five minute interaction session and were observed using the IRS. Results: The results indicated the gender differences of IRS scores. Girls got rather high score at all ages. IRS can measure children's social skill development and parenting with high validity. Along with the qualitative differences of interaction between boys and girls, the IRS is effective in describing features of social skill development and parenting. Conclusion: The IRS provides further evidence of the fact that in order to study children's social skill development, it is important to evaluate various features of the caregiver-child interaction as a predictor of social skills.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)260-268
Number of pages9
JournalProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Volume2
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event2nd World Conference on Educational Sciences, WCES-2010 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 2010 Feb 42010 Feb 8

Keywords

  • Cohort study
  • interaction
  • parenting
  • scale
  • social development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Psychology(all)

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    Anme, T., Shinohara, R., Sugisawa, Y., Tong, L., Tanaka, E., Watanabe, T., Onda, Y., Kawashima, Y., Hirano, M., Tomisaki, E., Mochizuki, H., Morita, K., Gan-Yadam, A., Yato, Y., Yamakawa, N., Yamagata, Z., Koizumi, H., Wong, K. K. F., Anji, Y., ... Negayama, K. (2010). Gender differences of children's social skills and parenting using Interaction Rating Scale (IRS). Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2(2), 260-268. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.03.008