The study examined the relation between children's trust beliefs and Theory of Mind (ToM) abilities. A sample of 168 Italian children (M=9years-6months, SD=7months) were administered the Italian Children's Generalized Trust Beliefs (ICGTB) Scale, two Second-Order False Belief ToM measures, and an Advanced ToM measure. As expected, the ICGTB scale demonstrated: (1) validity by its three factor structure and (2) reliability by exhibiting acceptable internal consistency and test-retest stability. As expected, the children's emotional trust beliefs in others were associated with both second-order false belief ToM ability and advanced ToM ability. These relations were not attributable to verbal ability. The findings are discussed with respect to the relations among children's emotional trust beliefs, personal disclosure, and quality of attachment. © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Rotenberg, K. J., Petrocchi, S., Lecciso, F., Marchetti, A., The Relation Between Children's Trust Beliefs and Theory of Mind Abilities, <<INFANT AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT>>, 2015; 24 (2): 206-214. [doi:10.1002/icd.1891] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/84932]

The Relation Between Children's Trust Beliefs and Theory of Mind Abilities

Petrocchi, Serena
Secondo
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Lecciso, Flavia
Penultimo
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Marchetti, Antonella
Ultimo
2015

Abstract

The study examined the relation between children's trust beliefs and Theory of Mind (ToM) abilities. A sample of 168 Italian children (M=9years-6months, SD=7months) were administered the Italian Children's Generalized Trust Beliefs (ICGTB) Scale, two Second-Order False Belief ToM measures, and an Advanced ToM measure. As expected, the ICGTB scale demonstrated: (1) validity by its three factor structure and (2) reliability by exhibiting acceptable internal consistency and test-retest stability. As expected, the children's emotional trust beliefs in others were associated with both second-order false belief ToM ability and advanced ToM ability. These relations were not attributable to verbal ability. The findings are discussed with respect to the relations among children's emotional trust beliefs, personal disclosure, and quality of attachment. © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
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Rotenberg, K. J., Petrocchi, S., Lecciso, F., Marchetti, A., The Relation Between Children's Trust Beliefs and Theory of Mind Abilities, <>, 2015; 24 (2): 206-214. [doi:10.1002/icd.1891] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/84932]
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