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ERIC Number: EJ884275
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0885-2006
Understanding Head Start Children's Problem Behaviors in the Context of Arrest or Incarceration of Household Members
Ziv, Yair; Alva, Soumya; Zill, Nicholas
Early Childhood Research Quarterly, v25 n3 p396-408 2010
Using data from the nationally representative Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES), the relationships between living in a household where a household member had been arrested or incarcerated and conduct problems of preschool children enrolled in Head Start were examined. Children who lived in such households showed more aggressive, hyperactive, and withdrawn behaviors than children who lived in households with no such exposure. These associations remained statistically significant after controlling for other family background characteristics. Parental involvement in Head Start, less use of spanking, and more time spent by the child in Head Start were associated with less problem behaviors. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey