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En fallstudie om bekräftelse i en förskola
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Education in Arts and Professions.
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2009 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]


The purpose of this study is to answer the following questions regarding confirmation: In what ways do children seek confirmation in preschool? What are children confirmed for and how do they react to the confirmation? How is confirmation used by teachers? What do children want to receive confirmation for?

The starting point for this study is based on the unique theories of Skinner, Maslow and Bronfenbrenner. The main focus with regard to Skinner’s theory (in this study) lies in reinforcement. In Maslow’s theory, the concentration is on hierarchy of needs while in Bronfenbrenner’s theory, the study centers upon interaction. In addition to these theories, observations and interviews were conducted.

By analyzing the results of the observations and interviews, the questions listed above were answered. It became clear during these experiments that children confirm each other on their own. While observing the children during free play, it was apparent that they were actually more interested in receiving confirmation from their friends than from the teachers.

Keywords: confirmation, behavior, reinforcement, hierarchy of needs, interaction

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2009. , 32 p.
Keyword [sv]
bekräftelse, beteende, förstärkning, behov och motiv, samspel
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Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-8660OAI: diva2:175177
2009-01-12, 00:00 (English)
Available from: 2009-04-07 Created: 2004-01-01 Last updated: 2009-04-07Bibliographically approved

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