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Preliminary Questions for the Affective Tigger Child Trials

The following questionnaire was orally administered to the accompanying adult with each child before the Affective Tigger was introduced. The results from all trials are summarized in italics directly beneath each question. The number of responses does not sum to twelve because presumably the accompanying adult did not know the answer or did not wish to respond for some other reason.

Questions for accompanying adult:

The following few questions are to help me know a little more about your child. I will be giving you both a new kind of toy, and I would like to know how you believe your child will respond to the toy. There are no right or wrong answers. If you do not know or are not comfortable answering any of the questions feel free to tell me to skip to the next. Finally, do not worry if your child does not behave the way you expected him/her to, this is very natural and does not reflect poorly on you in any way.

How familiar is your child with the Disney Winnie the Pooh characters?

(6 very familiar, 5 knows them)

Has he/she seen any of the movies?

(4 yes, 6 have seen the videos)

Does he/she watch the Saturday morning cartoon?

(2 yes, 2 in small amounts, 4 no)

Have you read the books to him/her?

(7 yes, 1 a little, 1 no)

Does your child know and like the Tigger character?

(10 yes)

Does your child own any Tigger toys?

(4 yes , 6 no)

How does your child respond to new places?

(3 fine, 2 shy for the first few minutes, 1 intellectual, 1 curious)

Would you say that your child is timid about exploring new environments?

(1 yes, 1 somewhat, 1 just a little at first, 1 not overly so, 6 no)

Does your child enjoy playing with new toys?

(7 yes, 2 no)

What is your child's favorite toy, currently?

(a felt princess, mermaids, race cars, 2 Winnie-the-Pooh, 2 Barbie, Arthur, 2 blocks, LEGO, 2 construction, airplanes, 2 trains, a Teddy bear, a baby doll, a kangaroo)

How does your child like stuffed animals as compared to other toys?

(2 loves, 3 likes)

How do you anticipate your child will react when I give you the Tigger?

(1 intrigued, 1 excited to see Tigger, 1 fine)

Do you think he/she will be shy about playing with this new Tigger?

(1 medium, 1 maybe, 1 depends, 6 no)

How do you think your child will respond to my questions for him/her? Do you think he/she will cooperate with me?

(7 yes, 2 after she gets to know you, 1 no she is too shy)

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Dana L Kirsch
Tue May 25 08:59:22 EDT 1999