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Yan Ni, Ansari Arya, Q4 2017
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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…
Ansari Arya, Purtell Kelly M., Gershoff Elizabeth, October, 2016
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Using data from the Head Start Impact Study (n = 3,696), this article examines whether one year of Head Start differentially benefited parents as a function of their initial parenting behaviors. Four outcomes are examined, namely, parents' rates of…
Gershoff Elizabeth, Ansari Arya, Purtell Kelly M., Sexton Holly R., June, 2016
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This study examined whether Head Start, the nation's main two-generation program for low-income families, benefits children in part through positive changes in parents' use of spanking and reading to children. Data were drawn from the 3-year-old…
Lee RaeHyuck, Brooks-Gunn Jeanne, Han Wen-Jui, Waldfogel Jane, Zhai Fuhua, November, 2014
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Head Start includes family-oriented services to enhance parent-child relationships, but little is known about the effect of Head Start on parenting practices. Using data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort (n [is approximately…
Roisman Glenn I., Susman Elizabeth J., Barnett-Walker Kortnee, Booth-LaForce Cathryn L., Owen Margaret T., Belsky Jay, Bradley Robert H., Houts Renate, Steinberg Laurence D., NICHD Early Child Care Research Network, May/June 2009
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A study of the association between the awakening cortisol levels of 15-year-old children and both the levels of maternal sensitivity they experienced as young children and the time they spent in non-parental child care as infants and toddlers, based…
Dallaire Danielle H., Weinraub Marsha, 2005
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A study of the relative and absolute stability of parenting behaviors over the first 6 years of children?s lives, based on observed interaction tasks between parents and children in a sample of 1,364 participants enrolled in the Study of Early Child…
Magnuson Katherine A., Waldfogel Jane, 2005
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A study of the association between child care use and parents' use of physical discipline, based on data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998-99 (ECLS-K)
NICHD Early Child Care Research Network, 2004
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A study on the association between the parenting behaviors and beliefs of fathers and mothers and their children?s social transition into school, based on a sample of 648 children and their married parents from the National Institute of Child Health…
NICHD Early Child Care Research Network, 2003
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A study of the relationship between early child care experiences in a child's first 3 years of life and mother-child interaction through the child's transition to school
Ahnert Lieselotte, Lamb Michael E., 2001
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An examination of the developing East German child care system questioning if sociopolitical changes adversely affected children's early development and attachments
NICHD Early Child Care Research Network, 2000
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An analysis of whether father, child and mother sociodemographic characteristics and maternal employment predict father's participation in caregiving activities and the sensitivity of fathers interactions with children, using data from the National…
Owen Margaret T., Ware Anne M., Barfoot Bill, 2000
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An examination of the relationship between mother-caregiver communication, particularly concerning children?s behavior and experiences, and the quality of caregiver-child and mother-child interactions
NICHD Early Child Care Research Network, 1997
Reports & Papers
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A study of the relationship between nonmaternal infant child care arrangements and infant and mother attachment security and relationships
Belsky Jay, 1990
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A review of literature from the 1980s on the influence of parent-child interaction, parent characteristics and the links between parent-child relationships or peer relationships on the socioemotional development of infants, preschool and school aged…
Easterbrooks M. Ann, Goldberg Wendy A., 1984
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A study of the quantitative and qualitative impacts of fathering and the relationships between parenting characteristics, father involvement in child rearing, and child adaptation; the sample population was 75 toddlers and their parents, with data…