An investigation of children's peer trust across culture: is the composition of peer trust universal?

Betts, LR ORCID: 0000-0002-6147-8089, Rotenberg, KJ, Petrocchi, S, Lecciso, F, Sakai, A, Maeshiro, K and Judson, H, 2014. An investigation of children's peer trust across culture: is the composition of peer trust universal? British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 38 (1), pp. 33-41. ISSN 0165-0254

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Abstract

The components of children's trust in same-gender peers (trust beliefs, ascribed trustworthiness, and dyadic reciprocal trust) were examined in samples of 8- to 11-year-olds from the UK, Italy, and Japan. Trust was assessed by children's ratings of the extent to which same-gender classmates kept promises and kept secrets. Social relations analyses confirmed that children from each country showed significant: (a) actor variance demonstrating reliable individual differences in trust beliefs, (b) partner variance demonstrating reliable individual differences in ascribed trustworthiness, and (c ) relationship variance demonstrating unique relationships between interaction partners. Cultural differences in trust beliefs and ascribed trustworthiness also emerged and these differences were attributed to the tendency for children from cultures that value societal goals to share personal information with the peer group.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: British Journal of Developmental Psychology
Creators: Betts, L.R., Rotenberg, K.J., Petrocchi, S., Lecciso, F., Sakai, A., Maeshiro, K. and Judson, H.
Publisher: Sage
Date: 2014
Volume: 38
Number: 1
ISSN: 0165-0254
Identifiers:
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10.1177/0165025413505248DOI
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 09:39
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:07
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/592

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