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Irandoust, Manuchehr – Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning, 2017
Is the way that individuals make risky financial choices, or tradeoffs over time, related to demographic characteristics? This article attempts to examine whether there is a link between demographic variables, risk aversion, and impatience using a randomly drawn sample of the population in Sweden. Based on a proportional odds model, the findings…
Descriptors: Risk, Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Age Differences
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Walton, Katherine M. – American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2016
This study examined risk factors for behavioral and emotional problems in 1973 siblings of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Results revealed six correlates of sibling internalizing and externalizing problems: male gender, smaller family size, older age of the child with ASD, lower family income, child with ASD behavior problems, and…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Correlation, Siblings
Black, Sandra E.; Devereux, Paul J.; Salvanes, Kjell G. – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2007
How do families influence the ability of children? Cognitive skills have been shown to be a strong predictor of educational attainment and future labor market success; as a result, understanding the determinants of cognitive skills can lead to a better understanding of children's long run outcomes. This paper uses a large dataset on the male…
Descriptors: Siblings, Family Size, Family Characteristics, Educational Attainment
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Lee, Chung eun; Burke, Meghan; Arnold, Catherine K.; Owen, Aleksa – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
Background: As individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) grow older, siblings are likely to become caregivers for their brothers and sisters with IDD. Thus, it is important to identify the correlates of sibling caregiving to facilitate transitions to caregiving roles. Method: This study involved the secondary analysis of a…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disabilities, Adults, Siblings
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Bao, Juan; Gudmunson, Clinton G.; Greder, Kimberly; Smith, Suzanne R. – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2019
Background: The association between maternal depression and child negative behavior outcomes has been well established in the literature. However, understanding how maternal depression is associated with child behaviors will have important implications for research and intervention strategies. Objective: We used samples from two distinct family…
Descriptors: Family Life, Mothers, Depression (Psychology), Parent Influence
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Caplan, Jeremy B.; Boulton, Kathy L.; Gagné, Christina L. – Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 2014
Early verbal-memory researchers assumed participants represent memory of a pair of unrelated items with 2 independent, separately modifiable, directional associations. However, memory for pairs of unrelated words (A-B) exhibits associative symmetry: a near-perfect correlation between accuracy on forward (A??) and backward (??B) cued recall. This…
Descriptors: Paired Associate Learning, Cues, Recall (Psychology), Morphology (Languages)
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Lim, Eunjung; Davis, James; Choi, So Yung; Chen, John J. – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: From 5 to 7.5 million schoolchildren are chronically absent, defined as missing =15 days of school within a year. Students miss schools due to various reasons such as health, socioeconomic status, and environmental factors. We examined child's health and behavior, family structure, and sociodemographics to understand chronic…
Descriptors: Family Structure, Attendance, Child Health, Environmental Influences
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Macalister, John; Webb, Stuart – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2019
A challenge in reading research, and particularly extensive reading research, is how to manage the transition from the top of graded reading schemes to authentic texts which may be separated from each other by up to 5,000 word families. While texts written for native-speaker children have been recommended at times, recent research has shown that…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Native Language, Language Usage
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Liu, Dongfang; Ku, Heng-Yu; Morgan, Thomas Lee – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
The condition of poverty is pervasive worldwide and is multifaceted in its ability to have a deleterious generational impact. Although China has greatly reduced the proportion of people living in abject poverty over the past three decades, there are still millions of families living in extreme poverty. This study investigated the influences of…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Environment, Socioeconomic Status, Academic Achievement
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Ford, M. A.; Davis, M. H.; Marslen-Wilson, W. D. – Journal of Memory and Language, 2010
Morpheme frequency effects for derived words (e.g. an influence of the frequency of the base "dark" on responses to "darkness") have been interpreted as evidence of morphemic representation. However, it has been suggested that most derived words would not show these effects if family size (a type frequency count claimed to reflect semantic…
Descriptors: Semantics, Vocabulary, Decision Making, Morphemes
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Heaton, Tim B.; Darkwah, Akosua – Journal of Family Issues, 2011
This research examines trends in a broad set of reproductive and marital behaviors in Ghana, focusing on religious group differences. These comparisons provide evidence of how family trends are constrained by religious identity in a less developed country. Three waves of the Ghana Demographic and Health Surveys are used to track trends in the age…
Descriptors: Marital Instability, Marital Status, Family Size, Family Structure
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Bojczyk, Kathryn E.; Rogers-Haverback, Heather; Pae, Hye; Davis, Anna E.; Mason, Rihana S. – Early Child Development and Care, 2015
Children from different backgrounds have disparate access to cultural capital, which may influence their academic success. The purpose of this study was to examine the links between family background, home literacy experiences, and emergent literacy skills among preschoolers enrolled in Head Start programmes. The background characteristics studied…
Descriptors: Cultural Capital, Family Characteristics, Emergent Literacy, Family Environment
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Uy, Chin; Manalo, Ronaldo A.; Cabauatan, Ronaldo R. – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2015
In the Philippines, students seeking admission to a university are usually required to meet certain entrance requirements, including passing the entrance examinations with questions on IQ and English, mathematics, and science. This paper aims to determine the factors that affect the performance of entrants into business programmes in high-stakes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Entrance Examinations, Business Administration Education, High Stakes Tests
Barron-Hauwaert, Suzanne – Multilingual Matters, 2011
Taking a different perspective to traditional case studies on one bilingual child, this book discusses the whole family and the realities of life with two or more children and languages. What do we know about the language patterns of children in a growing and evolving bilingual family? Which languages do the siblings prefer to speak to each other?…
Descriptors: Siblings, Family Size, Family Life, Birth Order
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Goodwin, Amanda P.; Cho, Sun-Joo – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2016
This study explores reader, word, and learning activity characteristics related to vocabulary learning for 202 fifth and sixth graders (N = 118 and 84, respectively) learning 16 words. Three measures of word knowledge were used: multiple-choice definition knowledge, self-report of meaning knowledge, and production of morphologically related words.…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Reading Skills, Learning Activities, Grade 5
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