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Raudszus, Henriette; Segers, Eliane; Verhoeven, Ludo – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2018
This study compared how lexical quality (vocabulary and decoding) and executive control (working memory and inhibition) predict reading comprehension directly as well as indirectly, via syntactic integration, in monolingual and bilingual fourth grade children. The participants were 76 monolingual and 102 bilingual children (mean age 10¬†years,…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Second Language Learning, Bilingualism, Prediction
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Verboom, Charlotte E.; Sijtsema, Jelle J.; Verhulst, Frank C.; Penninx, Brenda W. J. H.; Ormel, Johan – Developmental Psychology, 2014
Depressive problems and academic performance, social well-being, and social problems in adolescents are strongly associated. However, longitudinal and bidirectional relations between the two remain unclear, as well as the role of gender. Consequently, this study focuses on the relation between depressive problems and three types of functioning in…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Depression (Psychology), Structural Equation Models, Path Analysis
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Terwogt, Mark Meerum; Rieffe, Carolien; Miers, Anne C.; Jellesma, Francine C.; Tolland, Abigail – Infant and Child Development, 2006
The literature on somatic complaints in children without a clear physical medical cause often demonstrates connections with various psychological factors, such as negative emotions and problems handling them, poor self-image, and coping potential. We entered these elements into a structural model to elucidate the relationships among them and…
Descriptors: Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Coping, Depression (Psychology), Self Concept