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ERIC Number: EJ1102306
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0973-8827
Which Social Skills Predict Academic Performance of Elementary School Students
Sung, Youngji Y.; Chang, Mido
Journal on Educational Psychology, v3 n3 p23-34 Nov 2009-Jan 2010
The study explored various aspects of students' social skills in an attempt to identify specific aspect that has significance in predicting their academic performance and examined the longitudinal relationship of these social skills with academic performance. The study used two models that applied advanced statistical tools to a nationally representative database of the U.S., the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study. In the first model which employed the discriminant analysis, the authors successfully classified overall performance levels of fifth graders based on their five subscales of social skills, identifying approaches to learning as the most important skill among the five. In the second model which used the profile analysis, the significant longitudinal relationship between social skills and academic achievement from kindergarten to fifth grade was confirmed; students of different achievement levels showed significantly different developmental trajectories of social skills over the six years.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Early Childhood Longitudinal Survey
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