ERIC Number: EJ1116022
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Early Child Care and Adolescent Functioning at the End of High School: Results from the NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development
Vandell, Deborah Lowe; Burchinal, Margaret; Pierce, Kim M.
Developmental Psychology, v52 n10 p1634-1645 Oct 2016
Relations between early child care and adolescent functioning at the end of high school (EOHS; M age = 18.3 years) were examined in a prospective longitudinal study of 1,214 children. Controlling for extensive measures of family background, early child care was associated with academic standing and behavioral adjustment at the EOHS. More experience in center-type care was linked to higher class rank and admission to more selective colleges, and for females to less risk taking and greater impulse control. Higher quality child care predicted higher academic grades and admission to more selective colleges. Fewer hours in child care was related to admission to more selective colleges. These findings suggest long-term benefits of higher quality child care, center-type care, and lower child-care hours for measures of academic standing at the EOHS.
Descriptors: Young Children, High School Students, Longitudinal Studies, Family Environment, Family Characteristics, Academic Achievement, Child Behavior, Child Care, Child Care Centers, Selective Admission, College Admission, Gender Differences, Risk, Educational Quality, Predictor Variables, Grades (Scholastic), Child Development, Adolescent Development, Mothers, Interviews, Followup Studies, Surveys, Intelligence Tests, Verbal Ability, Vocabulary, Personality Measures, Depression (Psychology), Measures (Individuals), Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Sponsor: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) (NIH)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas (Little Rock); California; Kansas; Massachusetts (Boston); North Carolina; Pennsylvania (Philadelphia); Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh); Virginia; Washington (Seattle); Wisconsin (Madison)
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: NEO Personality Inventory; Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test; Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale