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Ryabov, Igor – Youth & Society, 2018
The present study used nationally representative data from the U.S. Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) merged with census-track data from the American Community Survey (ACS) to model race-ethnic disparities in overweight, obesity, and obesity-related disease among children and adolescents as a function of neighborhood race-ethnic segregation,…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Obesity, Racial Differences, Ethnicity
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Fitzpatrick, Madeleine; McCrudden, Eunan; Kirby, Karen – Child Care in Practice, 2019
Purpose: Research is only beginning to address the extent to which evidence-based parenting programmes have utility and merit within populations of children and families with neurodevelopmental disorders (NDD). The purpose of this paper is to evaluate a parent-focused intervention for families who have a child with a NDD and investigate whether…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Parents, Children, Neurological Impairments
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Keijsers, Loes; Voelkle, Manuel C.; Maciejewski, Dominique; Branje, Susan; Koot, Hans; Hiemstra, Marieke; Meeus, Wim – Developmental Psychology, 2016
This study aimed to gain a better understanding of the normative declines in adolescent disclosure and maternal knowledge over the course of adolescence, by assessing the underlying monitoring processes. Multilevel structural equation models were applied to 15 assessments among 479 families across 5 years (13 years at T1, 57% boys, 11% low…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adolescents, Self Disclosure (Individuals), Mothers
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Moshoeshoe, Ramaele – Education Economics, 2019
This paper examines the effect of birth order on educational attainment in Lesotho. Using family fixed effects models, I find robust negative birth order effects on educational attainment. These results are in sharp contrast with the evidence from many developing countries, but are consistent with that from developed countries. Further, these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Birth Order, Educational Attainment, Family Size
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Klusek, Jessica; McGrath, Sara E.; Abbeduto, Leonard; Roberts, Jane E. – Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 2016
Purpose: Pragmatic language difficulties have been documented as part of the FMR1 premutation phenotype, yet the interplay between these features in mothers and the language outcomes of their children with fragile X syndrome is unknown. This study aimed to determine whether pragmatic language difficulties in mothers with the "FMR1"…
Descriptors: Mothers, Mental Disorders, Congenital Impairments, Language Impairments
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Datta, Poulomee; Talukdar, Joy – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2016
This study investigated the self-concept of students with vision impairment who were placed in specialist and mainstream educational settings in South Australia. Self-Concept was explored across six dimensions, namely Physical, Moral, Personal, Family, Social and Academic Self-Concepts and the Total Self-Concept. The "Tennessee Self-Concept…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Foreign Countries, Visual Impairments, Adolescents
Fraser, Jasmine J. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Problem: Though widespread studies have been conducted on the psycho-socio-cultural effects of family systems functioning on individuals' developmental outcomes, there is limited discussion on the direct correlations between family relational encounters and adolescents' development of faith and life values. The effects of dialectical interplay…
Descriptors: Religious Factors, Beliefs, Family Relationship, Individual Development
Scholastic Inc., 2017
This report presents the 6th Edition of Scholastic's biannual study of children's and parents' attitudes and behaviors about reading. The latest research touches on: (1) Reading Books for Fun; (2) Reading Aloud; (3) Summer Reading; and (4) Favorite Children's Books. This research provides both reasons to celebrate as well as a strong motivation to…
Descriptors: Reading Habits, Oral Reading, Emergent Literacy, Parent Role
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Tan, Cheng Yong – British Educational Research Journal, 2017
The traditional discourse in the scholarship on cultural capital theory has focused on how exclusive participation in elite status culture by students from higher socioeconomic status families benefits their learning in schools, the effects of which are most evident in linguistic subject areas such as reading achievement. However, some scholars…
Descriptors: Parents, Parent Attitudes, Expectation, Cultural Capital
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Romero, Rocio Herrero; Cluver, Lucie; Hall, James; Steinert, Janina – Education as Change, 2018
No quantitative studies to date have specifically focused on the risk and protective factors for the educational resilience of socioeconomically disadvantaged adolescents who are not of compulsory school age in South Africa. This study compares the educational delay of 599 black adolescents aged 16 to 18 from socioeconomically disadvantaged…
Descriptors: Economically Disadvantaged, Adolescents, Institutional Characteristics, Family Characteristics
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Andersen, Mikkel P.; Mortensen, Rikke N.; Vardinghus-Nielsen, Henrik; Franch, Jesper; Torp-Pedersen, Christian; Bøggild, Henrik – Journal of School Health, 2016
Background: Time spent on physical activity in elementary school has been altered to improve core academics. However, little is known about the relationship between physical fitness and academic achievement. We examined the association between physical fitness and academic achievement and investigated the influence of parental socioeconomic status…
Descriptors: Physical Fitness, Foreign Countries, Correlation, Academic Achievement
Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, 2018
This year's "America's Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being" continues more than a decade of dedication and collaboration by agencies across the Federal Government to advance our understanding of our Nation's children and what may be needed to bring them a better tomorrow. "America's Children in Brief, 2018"…
Descriptors: Crime, Well Being, Birth Rate, High School Graduates
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Luhmann, Maike; Hawkley, Louise C. – Developmental Psychology, 2016
Contrary to common stereotypes, loneliness is not restricted to old age but can occur at any life stage. In this study, we used data from a large, nationally representative German study (N = 16,132) to describe and explain age differences in loneliness from late adolescence to oldest old age. The age distribution of loneliness followed a complex…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Psychological Patterns, Adolescents, Adults
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Quin, Daniel – Review of Educational Research, 2017
This systematic review examined multiple indicators of adolescent students' engagement in school, and the indicators' associations with teacher-student relationships (TSRs). Seven psychology, education, and social sciences databases were systematically searched. From this search, 46 published studies (13 longitudinal) were included for detailed…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Teacher Student Relationship, Learner Engagement, Student Participation
DC Action for Children, 2017
DC KIDS COUNT tracks indicators of child well-being at the neighborhood and Ward level, so that parents, service providers, advocates and policymakers can see outcomes for children more clearly. The DC KIDS COUNT Data Tool 2.0 allows the user to explore neighborhood-level data interactively. However, because DC is organized politically by its…
Descriptors: Children, Well Being, Neighborhoods, Trend Analysis