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ERIC Number: EJ937489
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 57
ISSN: ISSN-1524-0754
Defining Head Start Children's Social Skills
Vartuli, Sue; Bolz, Carol; Choi, Dong Hwa
NHSA Dialog, v7 n1 p144-158 2004
The primary objective of this research was to determine if 3 methods of assigning sociometric categories contribute similar information. The participants for this investigation consisted of 72 Headstart children from 3 classrooms. The results of this research indicate that social status categories based on peer ratings and nominations could be used interchangeably. All three methods-peer ratings, nominations, and weighted peer ratings were equally effective in identifying rejected children. However, neither peer rating nor nomination categories were stable over a 9-month lapse. Teachers' social skills ratings were positively related to age but not to peer ratings or sociometric nominations. The researchers recommend that a combination of measures including the child's perspective be a part of the assessment when children are selected for social skills training intervention. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A