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Hygen, Beate Wold; Belsky, Jay; Li, Zhi; Stenseng, Frode; Güzey, Ismail Cuneyt; Wichstrøm, Lars – Developmental Psychology, 2017
Prior research suggests that parenting affects children's relationships, including those with teachers, although there is variation across individuals in such effects. Given evidence suggesting that oxytocin may be particularly important for the quality of social relationships, we tested the hypotheses (a) that change in parenting from 4 to 6…
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, Parent Child Relationship, Teacher Student Relationship, Genetics
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Heatly, Melissa Castle; Votruba-Drzal, Elizabeth – Developmental Psychology, 2017
Early school engagement patterns set the stage for short- and long-term academic behaviors and progress, and low engagement at school entry can give rise to dysfunctional school behavior and underachievement in later years. Relationships with parents and teachers provide a foundation upon which children develop the skills and behaviors that are…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Teacher Student Relationship, Elementary School Students, Grade 1
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Glüer, Michael; Gregoriadis, Athanasios – Education 3-13, 2017
Teacher-child relationships in early childhood are a crucial prerequisite for children's emotional, social and academic development. Therefore, it is important to be able to measure accurately the quality of interactions among them. The Student-Teacher Relationship Scale (STRS) is a widely accepted instrument in measuring the quality of…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children, Factor Analysis
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Han, Pi Guo; Wu, Yun Peng; Yu, Tian; Xia, Xu Min; Gao, Feng Qiang – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2016
The current study explored the role of teacher-child relationship plays on the relationship between preschooler's shyness level and externalizing problem. The sample consisted of 463 children from 6 preschools of Shandong province in northern China. Mothers reported the shyness level, aggressive behavior, and attention problem of their children,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Student Relationship, Preschool Children, Preschool Teachers
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Murray, Christopher; Kosty, Derek; Hauser-McLean, Kristin – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2016
A growing number of researchers are examining how teacher-student relationships contribute to child and adolescent development. Much of this work is based on two distinct theoretical perspectives: social support and attachment. The current study investigates the importance of teacher-student relationships from each of these perspectives among…
Descriptors: Minority Group Children, African American Children, Low Income Students, Social Support Groups
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Collins, Brian Andrew; O'Connor, Erin Eileen; Supplee, Lauren; Shaw, Daniel S. – Journal of Educational Research, 2017
The authors identified trajectories of teacher-child relationship conflict and closeness from Grades 1 to 6, and associations between these trajectories and externalizing and internalizing behaviors at 11 years old among low-income, urban boys (N = 262). There were three main findings. Nagin cluster analyses indicated five trajectories for…
Descriptors: Low Income Students, Elementary School Students, Teacher Student Relationship, Urban Youth
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Zhang, Xiao – Early Education and Development, 2015
Research Findings: Based on a short-term longitudinal sample of Chinese children, the present study examined the role of symptoms of anxiety and social withdrawal in dependency on teachers during the transition to nursery care. Children's dependency on their teachers was assessed first at 3 months after nursery entry (Time 1) and then at the end…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Nursery Schools, Anxiety Disorders
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Skalická, Vera; Stenseng, Frode; Wichstrøm, Lars – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2015
Research suggests that the relation between student-teacher conflict and children's externalizing behavior might be reciprocal, and possibly also between student-teacher conflict and children's social skills. Because children with externalizing behavior also tend to display low levels of social skills, we do not know if one or both of these…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Conflict, Behavior Problems, Interpersonal Competence
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Gower, Amy L.; Lingras, Katherine A.; Mathieson, Lindsay C.; Kawabata, Yoshito; Crick, Nicki R. – Early Education and Development, 2014
Research Findings: The transition to kindergarten has important ramifications for future achievement and psychosocial outcomes. Research suggests that physical aggression may be related to difficulty during school transitions, yet no studies to date have examined the role of relational aggression in these transitions. This article examines how…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Aggression, Interpersonal Relationship, Preschool Children
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Blacher, Jan; Howell, Erica; Lauderdale-Littin, Stacy; DiGennaro Reed, Florence D.; Laugeson, Elizabeth A. – Grantee Submission, 2014
This study examined relations among behavior problems, social skills, and student-teacher relationships within a sample of children (mean age 8) with autism spectrum disorders or ASD (n = 36) and comparison samples of children with typical development (n = 91) or with intellectual disability (n = 38). Student-teacher relationships (STRs) for…
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Comparative Analysis, Intellectual Disability
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O'Connor, Erin E.; Dearing, Eric; Collins, Brian A. – American Educational Research Journal, 2011
The present study examined associations between the quality of teacher-child relationships and behavior problems among elementary school students using data from the NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development, a study of 1,364 children from birth through adolescence. There were two main findings. First, high-quality teacher-child…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Behavior Problems, Teacher Student Relationship, Student Behavior
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Pluess, Michael; Belsky, Jay – Developmental Psychology, 2010
Research on differential susceptibility to rearing suggests that infants with difficult temperaments are disproportionately affected by parenting and child care quality, but a major U.S. child care study raises questions as to whether quality of care influences social adjustment. One thousand three hundred sixty-four American children from…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Personality Traits, Child Development, Cognitive Development
Denham, Susanne A.; Ji, Peter; Hamre, Bridget – Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning, 2010
This compendium, a deliverable for "Assessments for Social, Emotional, and Academic Learning with Preschool/Elementary-School Children," focuses on tools to assess the social and emotional learning (SEL) of preschool and elementary school students (i.e., five- to ten-year-olds), along with aspects of the contexts in which they learn and…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students