ERIC Number: ED390518
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
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Early Language Deficits Associated with Subsequent Maladaptive Behaviors of Inner-City Children: A Longitudinal Analysis.
Marcon, Rebecca A.; And Others
This study examined receptive and expressive language as a precursor of maladaptive behavior in African-American, inner-city children. It compared the adaptive and maladaptive behavior scores of 202 children--most from single-parent and low-income families--from District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) at age 12 to their scores on similar measures administered at DCPS preschool and kindergarten programs. Analysis focused on the relationship between language-related data and current level of adaptive or maladaptive functioning. The results indicated that deficits in early receptive language skills, but not expressive language skills, were related to later behavioral difficulties in inner-city children. (MDM)
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Blacks, Child Behavior, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Elementary Education, Expressive Language, High Risk Students, Inner City, Language Proficiency, Listening Comprehension, Longitudinal Studies, Low Income Groups, Predictor Variables, Receptive Language, Urban Youth
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: African Americans; District of Columbia Public Schools
Note: Paper presented at the Conference on Human Development (Pittsburgh, PA, April 1994).