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ERIC Number: EJ1114968
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1040-9289
The Relation between Chinese Preschoolers' Social-Emotional Competence and Preacademic Skills
Ren, Lixin; Knoche, Lisa L.; Edwards, Carolyn Pope
Early Education and Development, v27 n7 p875-895 2016
Research Findings: The current study examines the relations between Chinese preschoolers' social-emotional competence and their preacademic skills, as well as the role of child gender and parental education in such relations. A total of 154 children from the northeastern region of China were involved in the study. Both parents and head teachers of the target children completed measures of children's social-emotional competence and preacademic skills. Multiple aspects of social-emotional competence were investigated. The results showed that children's withdrawn behaviors and attention problems were negatively related to their preacademic skills. Both parent- and teacher-reported positive social behaviors were positively related to children's preacademic skills. In addition, child gender and parental education together moderated the effects of children's anxious/depressed problems and parent-reported social behaviors on children's preacademic skills. Practice or Policy: Teacher training and support are needed to help preschool teachers (a) better support children who are socially withdrawn or have difficulty regulating attention and (b) understand the construct and importance of social-emotional development in relation to children's preacademic development . In addition, child characteristics such as age and gender and socioeconomic factors need to be taken into consideration in the study of young children's social-emotional and cognitive competence.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Child Behavior Checklist
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