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ERIC Number: EJ1165998
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jan
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1082-3301
The Effects of "Positive Action" on Preschoolers' Social-Emotional Competence and Health Behaviors
Schmitt, Sara A.; Lewis, Kendra M.; Duncan, Robert J.; Korucu, Irem; Napoli, Amy R.
Early Childhood Education Journal, v46 n1 p141-151 Jan 2018
Children from low-income families are at greater risk for poor social-emotional development and physical health and may be in need of intervention. This study examined the extent to which the "Positive Action" ("PA") preschool lessons improved low-income children's social-emotional competence and health behaviors. Mixed findings emerged with regard to whether the lessons facilitated growth in child outcomes. Results showed positive effects of "PA" on children's directly assessed social problem solving skills and their parent-rated social-emotional competence and health behaviors. Unexpectedly, program effects on teacher ratings of social-emotional competence were in the opposite direction. These findings provide preliminary evidence that "PA" may be effective in promoting positive social-emotional and health behavior outcomes for children, particularly when outcomes are assessed directly and by parents.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R305B120013