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ERIC Number: EJ854803
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-0961-205X
Family-Peer Linkages: The Mediational Role of Attentional Processes
Social Development, v18 n4 p875-895 Nov 2009
The goal of this study was to examine the role of attention regulation as a mediator between parent-child relationships and peer social skills. Using the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development data set, mother-child and father-child relationships measured at 54 months and grade 1 predicted peer social skills at first and third grades. Attentional control processes, especially ability to sustain attention and ratings of attention problems, served as mediators between parent-child relationships and peer outcomes. The implications of these processes for theories of family-peer relationships are noted.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Grade 3
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A