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ERIC Number: EJ1102598
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Oct
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1303-6521
The Effects of Computers on Kindergarten Children's Social Skills
Kumtepe, Alper T.
Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, v5 n4 Article 7 p52-57 Oct 2006
The purpose of the study was to examine the effects of computer use on children's social skills in kindergarten. Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten Class of 1998-99 (ECLS-K), conducted by National Center for Educational Statistics, was utilized to analyze differential effects of home and school computer use on kindergarten social skills gains. The sample included 12,929 kindergarten children. Results indicated that children who use computers more proficiently demonstrated less problem behaviors and better social skills, rated by their teachers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Kindergarten; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Early Childhood Longitudinal Survey; Social Skills Rating System
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A