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Vandecandelaere, Machteld; Schmitt, Eric; Vanlaar, Gudrun; De Fraine, Bieke; Van Damme, Jan – Educational Psychology, 2016
Kindergarten retention is a popular practice for children who are considered unready for primary school. However, past research has not yet succeeded to find consistent, strong empirical evidence supporting the practice. In the current study, kindergarten repeaters' development in nine psychosocial domains is compared with that of equally at risk…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Grade Repetition, Child Development, At Risk Students
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Vancraeyveldt, Caroline; Verschueren, Karine; Wouters, Sofie; Van Craeyevelt, Sanne; Colpin, Hilde – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2014
Externalizing behavior (EB) in preschool has been found to predict maladjustment later in life. Therefore, it is important to identify children most at risk for continuing EB beyond preschool. To date, a number of questionnaires are available for teachers to assist in identifying those children. A frequently overlooked aspect in this screening…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Preschool Children, Behavior Problems, Aggression
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Michiels, D.; Grietens, H.; Onghena, P.; Kuppens, S. – Early Child Development and Care, 2010
This study aimed at determining whether paternal parenting behaviours (attachment and positive affection) added significant information on children's psychosocial adjustment beyond that provided by maternal reports. Five hundred and fifty-two children (fourth through sixth graders) from a non-clinical sample completed a brief measure of perceived…
Descriptors: Psychological Needs, Hyperactivity, Parent Child Relationship, Preadolescents
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Vanobbergen, Bruno – History of Education, 2007
This article takes a relational approach to childhood to focus on the discourse surrounding children's "hyperactive" bodies, currently defined as children with Attention Deficit Hyperactvity Disorder (ADHD). Based on analyses of articles in the major women's magazines and professional journals for teachers, published in Flanders from…
Descriptors: Females, Hyperactivity, Attention Deficit Disorders, Periodicals