ERIC Number: EJ1069235
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Adverse Consequences of School Mobility for Children in Foster Care: A Prospective Longitudinal Study
Pears, Katherine C.; Kim, Hyoun K.; Buchanan, Rohanna; Fisher, Philip A.
Child Development, v86 n4 p1210-1226 Jul-Aug 2015
Few prospective studies have examined school mobility in children in foster care. This study described the school moves of 86 such children and 55 community comparison children (primarily Caucasian), living in a medium-sized metropolitan area in the Pacific Northwest who were approximately 3 to 6 years old at the study start. Additionally, the effects of moves from kindergarten through Grade 2 on academic and socioemotional competence in Grades 3 through 5 were examined. A greater number of early school moves was associated with poorer later socoemotional competence and partially mediated the effects of maltreatment and out-of-home placement on socioemotional competence. This was the case only for children with poorer early learning skills in kindergarten. Implications for preventive intervention are discussed.
Descriptors: Foster Care, Young Children, Longitudinal Studies, Elementary School Students, Interpersonal Competence, Emotional Intelligence, Social Development, Correlation, Student Mobility, Academic Ability
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Sponsor: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) (DHHS/NIH), Child and Adolescent Treatment and Preventive Intervention Research Branch; National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) (DHHS/PHS), Division of Epidemiology, Services and Prevention Research
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: R01 MH59780; R01 DA021424; P30 DA023920