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Schwartz Heather L., Hamilton Laura S., Faxon-Mills Susannah, Gomez Celia J., Huguet Alice, Jaycox Lisa H., Leschitz Jennifer T., Tuma Andrea Prado, Tosh Katie, Whitaker Anamarie A., Wrabel Stephani L., 2020
Reports & Papers
Schools and out-of-school time (OST) programs across the United States are increasingly prioritizing and implementing practices to support children's social and emotional development. This report provides early implementation lessons from six…
Horm Diane M., File Nancy, Bryant Donna M., Burchinal Margaret, Raikes Helen, Forestieri Nina, Encinger Amy Johnson, Cobo-Lewis Alan B., Q1 2018
Reports & Papers
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Ensuring that young children, especially infants and toddlers, experience consistency in child care providers over time is a practice endorsed by multiple professional organizations. This practice, commonly referred to as continuity of care (CoC),…
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…
Vandell Deborah Lowe, Burchinal Margaret, Pierce Kim M., October, 2016
Reports & Papers
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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,…
Coyle Emily F., Liben Lynn S., March/April 2016
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Gender schema theory (GST) posits that children approach opportunities perceived as gender appropriate, avoiding those deemed gender inappropriate, in turn affecting gender-differentiated career trajectories. To test the hypothesis that children's…
Jones Damon, Greenberg Mark T., Crowley D. Max, November, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objectives. We examined whether kindergarten teachers' ratings of children's prosocial skills, an indicator of noncognitive ability at school entry, predict key adolescent and adult outcomes. Our goal was to determine unique associations over and…
Strand Paul S., Barbosa-Leiker Celestina, Piedra Maria Arellano, Downs Andrew, August, 2015
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The present study investigated time-dependent relationships between emotion understanding and the behavioral adjustment of preschoolers over a single school year using a latent variable structural equation modeling framework. Teacher reports of…
Strand Paul S., Pula Kacy, Downs Andrew, July, 2015
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The present article explored relationships between social values (cooperative, individualistic, and competitive) and the behavioral adjustment of Latino and European American preschoolers within the preschool setting. Of interest was whether…
Brock Laura L., Curby Timothy W., July, 2014
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Teachers' ratings of conflict and closeness as well as observed emotional support are known predictors of children's social functioning. Consistency in emotional support represents an emerging line of research. The goal of the present study is to…
Serpell Zewelanji Natashya, Mashburn Andrew J., February, 2012
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An examination of the relationship between the qualities of family-school interactions and teacher ratings of child social abilities, and an examination of the moderating influences of family characteristics, based on data collected from 2966…
Watamura Sarah, Morrissey Taryn, Phillips Deborah A., McCartney Kathleen, Bub Kristen L., January/February 2011
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A study of the relationships between both home and child care quality and the socioemotional adjustment of groups of children in five different environments at ages 24, 36, and 54 months, based on a secondary analysis of data from 771 children
Fung Jennifer, Bruns Eric J., Trupin Eric W., June, 2010
Reports & Papers
An investigation into the relationship between providers' access to children's mental health professionals and improvements in providers' knowledge and children's behavior, based on information gathered from 61 child care providers who received…
Hudson Kelly P., January 2010
Reports & Papers
An examination of in-home child care providers' understanding of socialemotional development (SED), what they report they do to foster SED, and their perceived needs for and openness to training to foster SED in children ages birth through 5, from…
Chang Florence, Crawford Gisele M., Early Diane Marie, Bryant Donna M., Howes Carollee, Burchinal Margaret, Barbarin Oscar, Clifford Richard M., Pianta Robert C., 2007
Reports & Papers
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A discussion of the Spanish and English language interactions that Spanish-speaking children experience in the pre-K classroom in relation to their social and cognitive outcomes, based on data from 345 Spanish-speaking students in pre-K programs
Odom Samuel L., Zercher Craig, Li Shouming, Marquart Jules, Sandall Susan R., Brown William H., November 2006
Reports & Papers
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A mixed-method examination of young children's behavior in inclusive preschool classrooms, specifically focusing on shared characteristics of socially accepted young children with special needs as well as shared characteristics of socially rejected…