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ERIC Number: EJ853385
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-1098-1608
An Investigation of the Relationship between Receptive Language and Social Adjustment in a General Sample of Elementary School Children
Benner, Gregory J.; Rogers-Adkinson, Diana; Mooney, Paul; Abbott, Douglas A.
Journal of At-Risk Issues, v13 n1 p13-21 Win 2007
A growing body of research suggests that children with language disorders are at risk for social adjustment problems and school failure. This paper provides further evidence regarding this situation, assessing the strength of the relationship between receptive language and social adjustment in a sample of the general population of public school children grades K-2. In addition, variables that predict the social adjustment of elementary-aged public school children are investigated. The results of this study indicated that small to moderate correlations between measures of receptive language and social adjustment were significant. Moreover, receptive language scores, particularly receptive vocabulary, predicted the social skills and academic competence of children. The findings, limitations, and future research needs are discussed. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A