ERIC Number: EJ602156
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Children's Social and Scholastic Lives in Kindergarten: Related Spheres of Influence?
Ladd, Gary W.; Birch, Sondra H.; Buhs, Eric S.
Child Development, v70 n6 p1373-1400 Nov-Dec 1999
Two studies examined a "child x environment" model of early school adjustment. Findings indicated that entry factors directly and indirectly influenced behavior, participation, and achievement in kindergarten. Initial behavioral orientation influenced the type of relationships formed with peers and teachers. Stressful aspects of relationships adversely affected participation and achievement. Classroom participation was an important prerequisite for kindergarten achievement. (Author/KB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, At Risk Persons, Child Behavior, Children, Family Influence, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Children, Models, Peer Relationship, Predictor Variables, Primary Education, Social Development, Stress Variables, Student Adjustment, Student Participation, Teacher Student Relationship
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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