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ERIC Number: EJ1054478
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Aug
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0663
Can Parents' Involvement in Children's Education Offset the Effects of Early Insensitivity on Academic Functioning?
Monti, Jennifer D.; Pomerantz, Eva M.; Roisman, Glenn I.
Journal of Educational Psychology, v106 n3 p859-869 Aug 2014
Data from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development (N = 1,312) were analyzed to examine whether the adverse effects of early insensitive parenting on children's academic functioning can be offset by parents' later involvement in children's education. Observations of mothers' early insensitivity (i.e., 6-54 months) interacted with teachers' reports of parents' later involvement (i.e., 1st-5th grade) in predicting children's academic functioning as reflected in observed classroom engagement and performance on standardized achievement tests at the end of elementary school (i.e., 5th grade): Although mothers' insensitivity foreshadowed dampened academic functioning among children when parents' involvement was relatively low, it did not do so when parents' involvement was average or higher.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Arkansas; California; Kansas; Massachusetts; North Carolina; Pennsylvania; Virginia; Washington; Wisconsin
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Early Childhood Longitudinal Survey; Woodcock Johnson Psycho Educational Battery
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