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Zhai, Fuhua; Brooks-Gunn, Jeanne; Waldfogel, Jane – Developmental Psychology, 2014
Using data ("n" = 3,790 with 2,119 in the 3-year-old cohort and 1,671 in the 4-year-old cohort) from 353 Head Start centers in the Head Start Impact Study, the only large-scale randomized experiment in Head Start history, this article examined the impact of Head Start on children's cognitive and parent-reported social-behavioral outcomes…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Disadvantaged Youth, Program Effectiveness, Cognitive Development
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Bub, Kristen L. – Applied Developmental Science, 2009
Social and behavioral problems can interfere with a child's acquisition of age-appropriate skills, which may lead to antisocial behavior in adolescence and adulthood. Thus, determining how best to support positive skills during early childhood is critical. Using data from the first three phases of the NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Antisocial Behavior, Effect Size, Grade 3
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Nelson, J. Ron; Stage, Scott; Duppong-Hurley, Kristin; Synhorst, Lori; Epstein, Michael H. – Exceptional Children, 2007
Logistic regression analyses were used to establish the most robust set of risk factors that would best predict borderline/clinical levels of problem behavior (i.e., a t score at or above 60 on the Child Behavior Checklist Total Problem scale) of kindergarten and first-grade children at risk for emotional and behavioral disorders. Results showed…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Personality Traits, Child Behavior, Check Lists
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Konold, Timothy R.; Pianta, Robert C. – Applied Developmental Science, 2005
School readiness assessment is a prominent feature of early childhood education. Because the construct of readiness is multifaceted, we examined children's patterns on multiple indicators previously found to be both theoretically and empirically linked to school readiness: social skill, interactions with parents, problem behavior, and performance…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Early Childhood Education, Outcomes of Education, Predictive Validity