bewertendes negativ

English translation: Evaluative ...were correlated negatively with..

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German term or phrase:bewertendes negativ
English translation:Evaluative ...were correlated negatively with..
Entered by: Susan Welsh

14:58 Nov 3, 2016
German to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Mathematics & Statistics / psychology of ego development
German term or phrase: bewertendes negativ
Im Rahmen ihrer ersten Studie erhoben Hauser et al. (1984) die Ich-Entwicklung von Jugendlichen als auch ihrer Eltern. Zudem analysierten sie das Kommunikationsverhalten der Familien (N = 61) anhand transkribierter Mitschnitte von Diskussionen zu moralischen Dilemmata. Das Ausmaß akzeptierenden Kommunikationsverhalten war beispielsweise positiv (r = 0,40) und **bewertendes negativ** (r = 0,24) mit dem Ich-Entwicklungsniveau der Jugendlichen korreliert.

It's the last sentence that is giving me trouble. How can something be both postively and negatively correlated with the ego development of adolescents?

Thanks!
Susan Welsh
United States
Local time: 18:42
Evaluative ...were correlated negatively with..
Explanation:
Evaluative communication patterns/communicative behaviors were correlated negatively with..

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Das Ausmaß akzeptierenden Kommunikationsverhalten war beispielsweise positiv (r = 0,40) und **bewertendes Kommunikationsverhalten negativ** (r = 0,24) mit dem Ich-Entwicklungsniveau der Jugendlichen korreliert.
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Michael Martin, MA
United States
Local time: 18:42
Grading comment
Thanks, Michael. The syntax is what kills me 80% of the time!
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Evaluative ...were correlated negatively with..


Explanation:
Evaluative communication patterns/communicative behaviors were correlated negatively with..

Read like this:
Das Ausmaß akzeptierenden Kommunikationsverhalten war beispielsweise positiv (r = 0,40) und **bewertendes Kommunikationsverhalten negativ** (r = 0,24) mit dem Ich-Entwicklungsniveau der Jugendlichen korreliert.

Michael Martin, MA
United States
Local time: 18:42
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 16
Grading comment
Thanks, Michael. The syntax is what kills me 80% of the time!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  philgoddard: Yes, I think you're right. I was going to take issue with "evaluative", because accepting behavior is evaluative too, but it does seem to have more negative connotations.
40 mins
  -> Yes, I was mildly surprised about that, too.
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