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Larson, Leila M.; Martorell, Reynaldo; Bauer, Patricia J. – Child Development, 2018
Nutrition plays an important role in the development of a child, particularly in low- and middle-income countries where malnutrition is often widespread. The relation between diet, hemoglobin, nutritional status, motor development, stimulation and mental development was examined in a cross-sectional sample of 1,079 children 12-18 months of age…
Descriptors: Nutrition Instruction, Child Development, Dietetics, Low Income Groups
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Barner, David; Alvarez, George; Sullivan, Jessica; Brooks, Neon; Srinivasan, Mahesh; Frank, Michael C. – Child Development, 2016
Mental abacus (MA) is a technique of performing fast, accurate arithmetic using a mental image of an abacus; experts exhibit astonishing calculation abilities. Over 3 years, 204 elementary school students (age range at outset: 5-7 years old) participated in a randomized, controlled trial to test whether MA expertise (a) can be acquired in standard…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Randomized Controlled Trials, Spatial Ability, Mental Computation
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Gershoff, Elizabeth T.; Grogan-Kaylor, Andrew; Lansford, Jennifer E.; Chang, Lei; Zelli, Arnaldo; Deater-Deckard, Kirby; Dodge, Kenneth A. – Child Development, 2010
This study examined the associations of 11 discipline techniques with children's aggressive and anxious behaviors in an international sample of mothers and children from 6 countries and determined whether any significant associations were moderated by mothers' and children's perceived normativeness of the techniques. Participants included 292…
Descriptors: Discipline, Mothers, Foreign Countries, Timeout
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Lansford, Jennifer E.; Chang, Lei; Dodge, Kenneth A.; Malone, Patrick S.; Oburu, Paul; Palmerus, Kerstin; Bacchini, Dario; Pastorelli, Concetta; Bombi, Anna Silvia; Zelli, Arnaldo; Tapanya, Sombat; Chaudhary, Nandita; Deater-Deckard, Kirby; Manke, Beth; Quinn, Naomi – Child Development, 2005
Interviews were conducted with 336 mother--child dyads (children's ages ranged from 6 to 17 years; mothers' ages ranged from 20 to 59 years) in China, India, Italy, Kenya, the Philippines, and Thailand to examine whether normativeness of physical discipline moderates the link between mothers' use of physical discipline and children's adjustment.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Behavior Problems, Mothers, Discipline
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Long, Barbara H.; And Others – Child Development, 1970
Results of cross-cultural comparisons of verbal responses indicate that social desirability has a higher value for Indian adolescents and activity has a greater value for American adolescents. Greater sex differences in self-perception occurred for Americans, and greater cultural differences for boys. (WY)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Comparative Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies, Psycholinguistics
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Evans, Gary W.; Lepore, Stephen J.; Shejwal, B. R.; Palsane, M. N. – Child Development, 1998
Examined the connection between chronic residential crowding and student adjustment, academic achievement, vulnerability to learned helplessness, blood pressure, and parent-child relationship in 10- to 12-year olds in urban India. Found that crowding was positively associated with blood pressure only among boys, and with learned helplessness only…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Child Behavior, Children, Crowding
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Joshi, Mary Sissons; MacLean, Morag – Child Development, 1994
Examined young British and Indian children's ability to distinguish between real and apparent emotion in response to stories involving child-adult and child-child interactions. Found that the younger Indian girls performed better than the younger British girls. Other age, gender, and cultural effects suggest a more social model of the…
Descriptors: Adult Child Relationship, Age Differences, Childhood Attitudes, Cross Cultural Studies
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Parikh, Bindu – Child Development, 1980
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Comparative Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies