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ERIC Number: EJ1140559
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jun
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0272-4316
Childhood Social Skills as Predictors of Middle School Academic Adjustment
Hall, Gordon Emmett; DiPerna, James Clyde
Journal of Early Adolescence, v37 n6 p825-851 Jun 2017
The present study used multiple regression analyses to examine the relationships between fifth-grade social skills and eighth-grade academic achievement. Data were drawn from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten Class of 1998-1999 (ECLS-K). Results indicated no relationship between positive or negative social behavior in fifth grade and academic achievement or teacher-rated academic skills in eighth grade. However, consistent with previous studies, fifth-grade approaches to learning were found to be positive predictors of both academic achievement and teacher-rated academic skills in eighth grade. In addition, these results suggest that socioeconomic status plays a significant and potentially unexplored avenue for understanding these outcomes. These results further illuminate the way behaviors in elementary school relate to academic adjustment to middle school.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Kindergarten; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; Grade 8; Grade 5; Intermediate Grades
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Early Childhood Longitudinal Survey
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A