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Palmen, Hanneke; Vermande, Marjolijn M.; Dekovic, Maja; van Aken, Marcel A. G. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2011
This study examined the longitudinal relations between competence (academic achievement and social preference) and problem behavior (loneliness and aggression) in 741 elementary school boys and girls in the Netherlands (Grades 1-5). Also, we examined the moderation effects of having no friends, aggressive friends, or nonaggressive friends on the…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Adjustment (to Environment), Foreign Countries, Grade 1
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Verhoeven, Ludo; van Leeuwe, Jan; Vermeer, Anne – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2011
The associations between vocabulary growth and reading development were examined longitudinally for a representative sample of Dutch children throughout the elementary school period. Data on basic and advanced vocabulary, word decoding, and reading comprehension were collected across the different grades. The results showed significant progress on…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary Development, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries