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Revista Colombiana de Psicología

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PLATA-CAVIEDES, TATIANA. Self-Regulation Assessment Based on Compliance and Noncompliance in Children. Rev. colomb. psicol. [online]. 2018, vol.27, n.2, pp.161-175. ISSN 0121-5469.

In this paper, I reflect on the information that compliance and noncompliance behaviors provide about self-regulation development in children. I argue that these behaviors show differences in self-regulation, depending on the level of independence of the children, their motivation, and the emotional activation they express when disobeying. I further suggest methodologies to assess each of these factors. Specifically, I propose to differentiate several types of compliance and noncompliance behaviors, record children's behavior and type of parental control simultaneously, and analyze children's behavior in response to legitimate and illegitimate demands. These distinctions are important for a more thorough and accurate approach to studying self-regulation in children.

Keywords : compliance; noncompliance; self-regulation; children; measurement.

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