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Han, Jihyeon – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
This study aimed to facilitate a better understanding of the psychological characteristics of maltreated children by comparing attachment representations between maltreated and non-maltreated pre-schoolers. Participants included 46 maltreated and 48 non-maltreated (children for whom evidence of maltreatment has not been identified or reported)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Child Abuse, Psychological Patterns
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Dempsey, Lynn – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
The purpose of this pilot study was to explore whether exposing pre-readers to an unfamiliar event in a brief, play-based, session would enhance comprehension of a story based on that event. Twenty-four typically developing participants (9 males; 15 females), aged 30-51 months (M = 39.13, SD = 6.02) were randomly assigned to free-play and…
Descriptors: Prereading Experience, Play, Comprehension, Reading Aloud to Others
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Baker, Erin Ruth; Jensen, Cjersti Jayne; Moeyaert, Mariola; Bordoff, Samantha – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
With nearly half of all children under age six living in poverty, it is imperative to explore the development of income-related childhood aggression. Here, we specifically examine how family socioeconomic status (SES) relates to children's physical and relational aggression, and how this relation may be moderated by burgeoning social cognition.…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Aggression, Theory of Mind, Interpersonal Relationship
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Weimer, Amy A.; Burleson, Cheryl; Stegall, Sarah E.; Eisenman, Russell – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
The present study examined relations between Theory of Mind (ToM) understanding and social competence among school-age Latino children. Participants included 62 children ages 6-12 years. Picture vocabulary was assessed via a standardized language survey, and ToM assessed via Happé's [(1994). An advanced test of theory of mind: Understanding of…
Descriptors: Theory of Mind, Interpersonal Competence, Correlation, Children
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Kriebel, Dawn K.; Brown, Eleanor D. – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
This study investigated relations between parent teaching, cumulative instability/chaos and school readiness in a group of 130 children attending a Head Start preschool. Cumulative instability/chaos negatively predicted fall school readiness as well as spring school readiness. Parent teaching did not predict fall school readiness but did predict…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parents as Teachers, School Readiness, Preschool Children
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Bojczyk, Kathryn E.; Haverback, Heather Rogers; Pae, Hye K.; Hairston, Marcy; Haring, Christa D. – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine the relations between parents' home literacy practices and the literacy skills of young children at risk for reading difficulties. Participants included 198 kindergarten and first-grade students and their parents. Children were enrolled in two Title I schools in an urban setting. Parents completed the…
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, Child Rearing, Emergent Literacy, Cultural Capital
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Grosse, Christiane; Kluczniok, Katharina; Rossbach, Hans-Guenther – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Based on a theoretical model of instructional quality this study investigates the influence of different dimensions of instructional quality in the school entrance phase on students' language development taking into account child and family background factors as well as structural characteristics of the classroom and teacher's educational beliefs.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 2, Educational Quality
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Han, Jisu; Neuharth-Pritchett, Stacey – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This study examined the effects of receiving multiple intervention services on the language, literacy, and general development of preschool children from low-income families. By employing a hierarchical linear model on a sample of 1436 children, developmental outcomes of four-year-old children receiving varying numbers of intervention services…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Emergent Literacy, Beginning Reading, Preschool Children
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Dempsey, Lynn; Skarakis-Doyle, Elizabeth – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The purpose of this study was to explore pre-readers' comprehension of a story with competing character goals. Fifty-eight children in three age groups (2½-3 years; 3-4 years; and 4-5 years) were read a story in which the protagonist's goal was unstated and conflicted with the goal of the secondary character. Understanding of explicit story…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Prereading Experience, Reading Comprehension, Story Telling
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Batki, Anna – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
With access to a unique sample of post-institutionalized Hungarian children, this study focused on the hypothesis that children who had been institutionalized for at least six months after birth have less developed capacities for emotion regulation; 90 children, aged 4-6, were placed in 1 of 3 groups: (1) children who had been institutionalized…
Descriptors: Children, Institutionalized Persons, Adoption, Child Rearing
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Hayes, Nicole; Berthelsen, Donna C.; Nicholson, Jan M.; Walker, Sue – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
This study examined the socio-demographic factors associated with trajectories of parental involvement in shared book reading and other home activities for children aged 2-6 years. The study uses data from 3836 families participating in "Growing up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children." Latent growth curve models…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Participation, Family Environment, Learning Activities
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Zarrella, Immacolata; Lonigro, Antonia; Perrella, Raffaella; Caviglia, Giorgio; Laghi, Fiorenzo – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
The present research explored the relation between socio-cognitive skills, as Theory of Mind and affective empathy, social behaviour, attachment style and scholastic success in children, aged from 8 to 11 years (N = 159; 90 females, 69 males; M[subscript age] = 9,60; DS = 0.78). Several assessment tools were administered to children on mentalizing…
Descriptors: Social Behavior, Empathy, Child Development, Academic Achievement
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Poolman, B. G.; Leseman, P. P. M.; Doornenbal, J. M.; Minnaert, A. E. M. G. – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
Rural children are a largely understudied population in language and literacy research, despite the fact that these children often enter school with delays in their language development. Since most rural areas suffered from so-called selective rural outmigration, many parents in rural areas are lower or middle educated. The home literacy climate,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 1, Primary Education
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Sénéchal, Monique – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
The goal was to assess the role of invented spelling to subsequent reading and spelling as proposed by the Nested Skills Model of Early Literacy Acquisition. 107 English-speaking children were tested at the beginning of kindergarten and grade 1, and at the end of grade 1. The findings provided support for the proposed model. First, the role played…
Descriptors: Spelling, Invented Spelling, Kindergarten, Grade 1
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Hindman, Annemarie H.; Wasik, Barbara A. – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
The current study examined whether Head Start children who experienced a high-quality preschool intervention, "Exceptional Coaching for Early Language and Literacy" ("ExCELL"), as three-year-olds began the subsequent pre-kindergarten (or four-year-old) year with stronger language and literacy skills than same-age peers who…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Emergent Literacy, Language Acquisition, Coaching (Performance)
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