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Kiuru, Noona; Salmela-Aro, Katariina; Nurmi, Jari-Erik; Zettergren, Peter; Andersson, Hakan; Bergman, Lars – Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 2012
The present study investigated the role of best friends in educational career development from adolescence to adulthood. Participants' (N=476) reciprocal best friendships were identified at age 15, while their educational attainment was investigated in early adulthood (age 26), their intelligence (IQ) at age 13, and parental education, educational…
Descriptors: Careers, Intelligence, Educational Attainment, Academic Aspiration
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Silinskas, Gintautas; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina; Tolvanen, Asko; Niemi, Pekka; Poikkeus, Anna-Maija; Nurmi, Jari-Erik – Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 2012
This longitudinal study investigated the associations between the frequency of parents' reading-related activities at home and their children's reading-related skills during the transition from kindergarten to Grade 1. Longitudinal data were obtained for 1436 Finnish children (5- to 6-year-olds at baseline) and their mothers and fathers. 684 girls…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Reading Fluency, Municipalities, Grade 1
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Zhang, Xiao; Nurmi, Jari-Erik – Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 2012
Based on a two-year and three-wave longitudinal sample of 118 Chinese preschoolers, the present study examined the cross-lagged associations between teacher-child relationships and social competence, and the cross-system generalization of social competence between home and school. At each of the three waves, teachers rated the children's…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Longitudinal Studies, Preschool Children, Correlation
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Natale, Katja; Aunola, Kaisa; Nurmi, Jari-Erik – Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 2009
The present study investigated the cross-lagged associations between parents' attributions of ability and effort concerning their children's success and failure, and children's academic performance in kindergarten and primary school. Two hundred seven children and their parents were followed over three years. The parents completed a questionnaire…
Descriptors: Attribution Theory, Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Longitudinal Studies