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ERIC Number: EJ1094807
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0256-8543
Parenting and Preschool Self-Regulation as Predictors of Social Emotional Competence in 1st Grade
Russell, Beth S.; Lee, Jungeun Olivia; Spieker, Susan; Oxford, Monica L.
Journal of Research in Childhood Education, v30 n2 p153-169 2016
The current longitudinal study used data from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development (SECCYD) to examine a model of development that emphasizes early caregiving environments as predictors of social emotional competence (including classroom competence). This path analysis model included features of parenting, emotion regulation, preschool language skills, and attention to predict child outcomes in 1st grade. Early caregiving environments were directly predictive of peer relationship satisfaction, oppositional behavior, social skills, and classroom competence over and above significant mediated effects through preschool self-regulation (language, inattention, and anger/frustration). These results suggest that the characteristics of supportive and stimulating caregiving shift in valence over time, such that qualities of the infant-child relationship that are significant in predicting early childhood outcomes are not the same as the caregiving qualities that move to the foreground in predicting primary school outcomes. Implications for school-readiness programming are discussed, including interventions in the early caregiving system to encourage sensitive and supportive parent-child interactions to bolster school readiness via the development of social-emotional competence.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 1; Primary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) (NIH)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Continuous Performance Test; Home Observation for Measurement of Environment; Preschool Language Scale; Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale; Social Skills Rating System
Grant or Contract Numbers: 1R03HD05442801A2; P30HD02274