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Seçer, Zarife; Gülay Ogelman, Hülya; Önder, Alev – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2015
The objective of this study is to reveal whether the peer relationships of preschool children who are determined to be obese, based on their body mass index (BMI), differentiate or not. The study was conducted within the frame of a relational survey model. A total of 114 five- to six-year-old children (57 normal-weight children and 57 obese…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Obesity, Body Weight, Aggression
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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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O'Brennan, Lindsey M.; Waasdorp, Tracy E.; Pas, Elise T.; Bradshaw, Catherine P. – Remedial and Special Education, 2015
The present longitudinal study used a social-ecological framework to explore the extent to which peer victimization and aggression were associated with changes in concentration problems and emotion regulation among elementary students in general versus special education, while accounting for student demographics and school contextual factors. Data…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Victims, Peer Relationship, Social Development