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Abry, Tashia; Bryce, Crystal I.; Swanson, Jodi; Bradley, Robert H.; Fabes, Richard A.; Corwyn, Robert F. – Developmental Psychology, 2017
Concerns regarding the social-behavioral maladjustment of U.S. youth have spurred efforts among educators and policymakers to identify and remedy educational contexts that exacerbate children's anxiety, depression, aggression, and misconduct. However, investigations of the influence of collective classroom student characteristics on individuals'…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Student Behavior, Antisocial Behavior, Self Destructive Behavior
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Bayer, Jordana K.; Hiscock, Harriet; Ukoumunne, Obioha C.; Price, Anna; Wake, Melissa – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2008
Background: Mental health problems comprise an international public health issue affecting up to 20% of children and show considerable stability. We aimed to identify child, parenting, and family predictors from infancy in the development of externalising and internalising behaviour problems by age 3 years. Methods: "Design"…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Family Size, Parenting Styles, Mental Health
Bloom, Howard S.; Weiland, Christina – MDRC, 2015
This paper uses data from the Head Start Impact Study (HSIS), a nationally representative multisite randomized trial, to quantify variation in effects of Head Start during 2002-2003 on children's cognitive and socio-emotional outcomes relative to the effects of other local alternatives, including parent care. We find that (1) treatment and control…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Early Intervention, At Risk Students
Wert, Barbara Yingling; Bauman, Dona C.; Nottis, Katharyn Ellen Ketter – Online Submission, 2010
A growing body of evidence indicates that for some children, early incidences of challenging behaviors are predictors of later difficulties. These incidences of challenging behaviors may predict mental health issues, social adjustment issues and/or increased challenging behaviors that will impede school success and impact transition to adult life…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Behavior Problems, Child Behavior, Social Adjustment
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Paterson, Janis; Carter, Sarnia; Gao, Wanzhen; Perese, Lana – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2007
Background: The aim of this study was to determine (1) the prevalence of behavioral problems among two-year-old Pacific children living in New Zealand, (2) ethnic differences in behavioral problems, and (3) relationships between maternal and socio-demographic variables and problem child behavior. Methods: Data were gathered from the Pacific…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Ethnicity, Behavior Problems, Incidence
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Augimeri, Leena K.; Farrington, David P.; Koegl, Christopher J.; Day, David M. – Journal of Child and Family Studies, 2007
We examined the immediate, short- and long-term effectiveness of the SNAP[TM] Under 12 Outreach Project (ORP)--a community-based program for children under the age of 12 at risk of having police contact. Sixteen pairs of children were matched on age, sex and severity of delinquency at admission, and randomly assigned to the ORP or to a control…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Check Lists, Intervention, Delinquency
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Kutash, Krista; Duchnowski, Albert J. – Journal of Child and Family Studies, 2004
We describe the psychosocial characteristics of youth with an average age of 11.8 years served in special education due to emotional disturbances in urban communities (N = 158). Data were also collected describing service utilization, academic functioning, and family characteristics. Ten schools in three mid-size urban cities participated. Results…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Urban Schools, Health Needs, Behavior Problems