ERIC Number: EJ806367
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 117
Are Reading and Behavior Problems Risk Factors for Each Other?
Morgan, Paul L.; Farkas, George; Tufis, Paula A.; Sperling, Rayne A.
Journal of Learning Disabilities, v41 n5 p417-436 2008
Two questions were investigated. First, are children with reading problems in first grade more likely to experience behavior problems in third grade? Second, are children with behavior problems in first grade more likely to experience reading problems in third grade? The authors explored both questions by using multilevel logistic regression modeling to analyze data from the "Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten Class" (ECLS-K). After statistically controlling for a wide range of potential confounds, they found that children with reading problems in first grade were significantly more likely to display poor task engagement, poor self-control, externalizing behavior problems, and internalizing behavior problems in third grade. They also found that children displaying poor task engagement in first grade were more likely to experience reading problems in third grade. Collectively, these findings suggest that the most effective types of interventions are likely to be those that target problems with reading and task-focused behaviors simultaneously. (Contains 3 tables and 1 note.)
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Economically Disadvantaged, Kindergarten, Grade 3, Grade 1, Reading Difficulties, Student Behavior, Correlation, Student Participation, Self Control, Student Characteristics, Poverty, Racial Differences, High Risk Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Grade 3
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Early Childhood Longitudinal Survey