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Ucus, Sukran; Garcia, Aileen; Esteraich, Jan; Raikes, Helen – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Parental involvement (PI) in their children's schools has been shown to have a positive influence on the children's behaviours and academic achievement. The purpose of this study was to examine predictors of PI and relations of PI in schools to child externalizing and internalizing behaviours. Data were from the fifth-grade wave of the Early Head…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Federal Programs
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Vidoni, Carla; André, Mauro – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Student-designed games (SDG) are a student-centred approach that motivates students to work together while designing and playing their own games based on their ability level. The purpose of this study was to investigate students' social interactions during 11 lessons of SDG focused on target games. Participants were 27 fifth-graders. Lessons were…
Descriptors: Game Based Learning, Design, Interaction, Elementary School Students
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Chan, Siu Mui; Oi Poon, Scarlet Fung – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
This study examined child cognitive-behavioural factors and parenting factors related to childhood depressive symptoms. Results indicate that positive and negative attributional styles were protective and vulnerable factors of depression symptoms, respectively, and the attribution-depression link was mediated by self-esteem and coping responses.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Grade 5
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Al-Dababneh, Kholoud A.; al-Masa'deh, Mu'tasem M.; Oliemat, Enass M. – Early Child Development and Care, 2015
This study aims to investigate the effects of a training programme in creativity on developing creative abilities among 9-10-year-old children with visual impairment in Jordan. The study sample consisted of 41 students from fourth and fifth grades, who were randomly selected and divided into two experimental groups and two control groups. To…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Grade 5
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Honig, Alice Sterling; Zdunowski-Sjoblom, Nicole – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
Family interviews were conducted with 28 7-12-year-old children who had experienced various forms of bullying and relational aggression by their peers, as well as with their parent and with an older sibling. Interviews explored possible supportive strategies of older siblings, parents, and teachers. All bullied children reported negative feelings…
Descriptors: Interviews, Children, Preadolescents, Bullying
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Moritz Rudasill, Kathleen; Pössel, Patrick; Winkeljohn Black, Stephanie; Niehaus, Kate – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
The combination of changes occurring at the transition to middle school may be a catalyst for the onset of depressive symptoms, yet teacher support at this transition is protective. Research points to certain temperamental traits as risk factors for developing depressive symptoms. This study examines student reports of teacher support and teacher…
Descriptors: Personality, Depression (Psychology), Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Teacher Student Relationship
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Medcalf, Neva Ann; Hoffman, Thomas J.; Boatwright, Cassie – Early Child Development and Care, 2013
During a regular free writing time in class, children in Kindergarten through sixth grade in various areas of the city were given the writing prompt,"My dreams for the world". Writing samples were collected from an elementary school in an affluent area of the city, an elementary and a middle school in a low socio-economic area, and an…
Descriptors: Aspiration, Children, Elementary School Students, Self Actualization
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Hietanen, Riika; Määttä, Kaarina; Uusiautti, Satu – Early Child Development and Care, 2013
Changes in family structures, such as the increase in the number of cohabiting couples, divorces, and blended families pose new challenges for fatherhood and research on fatherhood has been mainly adult-centred. This research studied how Finnish children perceive good fatherhood and what expectations they set for fathers. The following research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Fathers, Childhood Attitudes, Expectation
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Kikas, Eve; Peets, Katlin; Niilo, Airi – Early Child Development and Care, 2011
Questionnaires assessing mothers' involvement in children's education and their trust in teachers were developed for the usage in Estonian kindergartens and elementary schools. The scales were adapted based on the questionnaires by Fantuzzo and colleagues (parental involvement) and Adams and Christenson (trust). Mothers of 454 kindergarten…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Mothers, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship