ERIC Number: EJ1054478
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Can Parents' Involvement in Children's Education Offset the Effects of Early Insensitivity on Academic Functioning?
Monti, Jennifer D.; Pomerantz, Eva M.; Roisman, Glenn I.
Journal of Educational Psychology, v106 n3 p859-869 Aug 2014
Data from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development (N = 1,312) were analyzed to examine whether the adverse effects of early insensitive parenting on children's academic functioning can be offset by parents' later involvement in children's education. Observations of mothers' early insensitivity (i.e., 6-54 months) interacted with teachers' reports of parents' later involvement (i.e., 1st-5th grade) in predicting children's academic functioning as reflected in observed classroom engagement and performance on standardized achievement tests at the end of elementary school (i.e., 5th grade): Although mothers' insensitivity foreshadowed dampened academic functioning among children when parents' involvement was relatively low, it did not do so when parents' involvement was average or higher.
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Parent Participation, Child Development, Child Rearing, Early Experience, Standardized Tests, Achievement Tests, Achievement Gains, Academic Achievement, Performance Based Assessment, Developmental Delays, Play, Mothers, Parent Child Relationship, Participant Characteristics, Competence, Predictive Validity, Predictor Variables, Preschool Children, Early Childhood Education, Elementary School Students, Video Technology, Classroom Observation Techniques
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas; California; Kansas; Massachusetts; North Carolina; Pennsylvania; Virginia; Washington; Wisconsin
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Early Childhood Longitudinal Survey; Woodcock Johnson Psycho Educational Battery