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Davis Alexandra N., Qi Cathy Huaqing, November, 2020
Reports & Papers
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We examined the relations between language skills and behavior problems and whether social skills mediated these relations among preschool children enrolled in Head Start programs. Participants included 242 preschool children and their parents in…
Denham Susanne A., Bassett Hideko H., Zinsser Katherine M., Bradburn Isabel, Bailey Craig S., Shewark Elizabeth A., Ferrier David E., Liverette Kristi H., Steed Jessica, Karalus Samantha P., Kianpour Saeid, Q2 2020
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Social-emotional competence (SEC) is increasingly acknowledged by parents, educators, and lawmakers as central to school success. Given the tremendous SEC gains made by preschoolers, early childhood educators need access to sensitive assessment…
Valiente Carlos, Swanson Jodi, DeLay Dawn, Fraser Ashley M., Parker Julia H., March, 2020
Other
Peer Reviewed
The goal of this study was to apply aspects of the heuristic model advanced by Eisenberg, Cumberland, and Spinrad (1998) to the study of socialization that takes place in preschool and elementary school classrooms. Investigating socialization in…
Seeley John, Small Jason W., Feil Edward G., Frey Andy, Walker Hill M., Golly Annemieke, Forness Steven R., September, 2018
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Preschoolers with elevated anxiety symptoms are at high risk not only of developing more severe mental health disorders in later life but are also apt to respond more poorly to intervention if they present with comorbid disruptive behavior. Because…
McWayne Christine M., Mattis Jacqueline S., Hyun Sunah, July, 2018
Reports & Papers
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Objectives: To better understand within-group variability in positive parenting practices among low-income Black families, the present study, grounded in a multidimensional comparative framework, examined (a) patterns of positive parenting practices…
Munzer Tiffany G., Miller Alison L., Brophy-Herb Holly, Peterson Karen E., Horodynski Mildred A. Omar, Contreras Dawn, Sturza Julie, Kaciroti Niko, Lumeng Julie C., May/June 2018
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Assessment of pediatric behavior problems often requires rating scales from multiple reporters in different settings (eg, home and school); however, concordance between reporters may be low. Pediatricians must reconcile differences to inform…
Yan Ni, Ansari Arya, Q4 2017
Reports & Papers
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Informed by the transactional and bioecological theories, this study examined the bidirectional relations between intrusive caregiving and children's externalizing behaviors across the family and school systems during the early elementary school…
Allan Nicholas P., Joye Shauna W., Lonigan Christopher J., May, 2017
Reports & Papers
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Objective: There is a significant negative relation between externalizing behavior and emergent literacy skills among preschool children. Method: The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of gender on the predictive relation of…
Bobbitt Kaeley C., Gershoff Elizabeth, November, 2016
Reports & Papers
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Development in early childhood is increasingly likely to take place in multiple contexts. Continuity and discontinuity in children's experiences across multiple contexts have important implications for their development. This study examines the…
Vandell Deborah Lowe, Burchinal Margaret, Pierce Kim M., October, 2016
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Relations between early child care and adolescent functioning at the end of high school (EOHS; [mean] age = 18.3 years) were examined in a prospective longitudinal study of 1,214 children. Controlling for extensive measures of family background,…
Broekhuizen Martine L., Mokrova Irina L., Burchinal Margaret, Garrett-Peters Patricia, The Family Life Project Key Investigators, Q3 2016
Reports & Papers
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Focusing on the continuity in the quality of classroom environments as children transition from preschool into elementary school, this study examined the associations between classroom quality in pre-kindergarten and kindergarten and children's…
McWayne Christine M., Melzi Gigliana, Limlingan Maria Cristina, Schick Adina R., July, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
For the 5 million low-income Latino children in the United States who are disproportionately impacted by the numerous risk factors associated with poverty, it is essential to identify proximal protective factors that mitigate these risks and bolster…
Nix Robert L., Bierman Karen L., Heinrichs Brenda S., Gest Scott D., Welsh Janet A., Domitrovich Celene E., April, 2016
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Objective: This study assessed the sustained effects of Head Start REDI (Research-based, Developmentally Informed), a randomized controlled preschool preventive intervention, on children's developmental trajectories of social-emotional functioning…
Lonigan Christopher J., Lerner Matthew D., Goodrich J. Marc, Farrington Amber L., Allan Darcey M., April, 2016
Reports & Papers
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Young children's executive function (EF) is increasingly recognized as an important construct associated with development in cognitive and socioemotional domains. To date, however, few studies have examined EF in populations of language-minority…
DeLay Dawn, Hanish Laura, Martin Carol Lynn, Fabes Richard A., January, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The goals of this study were to investigate whether young children attending Head Start (N = 292; [mean] age = 4.3 years) selected peers based on their preschool competency and whether children's levels of preschool competency were influenced by…