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Frontiers in Educational Research, 2024, 7(3); doi: 10.25236/FER.2024.070302.

Research on Peer Conflict among Young Children in China: A Cite Space Visual Review


Yuan Wang, Fei He

Corresponding Author:
Fei He

School of Education Science, Inner Mongolia Minzu University, Tongliao, 028007, China


Peer conflict, as a crucial form of children's peer communication, has a positive role in promoting children's overall development. In this study, CiteSpace bibliometric analysis software used 280 journal papers included in CNKI from 2003 to 2023 to study the development trend of peer conflict in young children in China. The research found that China has not yet formed a clear core organization in this field, and the quality research results are relatively scarce; the overall number of articles is increasing and has slightly decreased in the past two years; the theme of peer conflict focuses on teacher intervention and solution strategies, but the study of peer conflict itself is not deep enough; the research method is dominated, while the quantitative research method is relatively lacking. In order to further deepen the research in this field, it is suggested to strengthen the cooperation among authors to form excellent research institutions; pay more attention to the peer conflict behavior itself, provide specific and actionable teachers' "intervention guide"; enrich the research methods and strengthen quantitative research to make new breakthroughs in the study of peer conflict in China.


Child peer Conflict; Literature Review; Knowledge Map

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Yuan Wang, Fei He. Research on Peer Conflict among Young Children in China: A Cite Space Visual Review. Frontiers in Educational Research (2024) Vol. 7, Issue 3: 7-13. https://doi.org/10.25236/FER.2024.070302.


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