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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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Coelho, Vera; Barros, Sílvia; Burchinal, Margaret R.; Cadima, Joana; Pessanha, Manuela; Pinto, Ana Isabel; Peixoto, Carla; Bryant, Donna M. – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Although literature reports associations between parent-teacher communication and childcare quality, little is known about how such communications are related to family, child and childcare characteristics. This study examines whether child, family and childcare experience characteristics predict the level of parent-teacher communication, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Predictor Variables, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Interpersonal Communication
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Wei, Qi; Dilworth-Bart, Janean E.; Miller, Kyle E.; Liesen, Carolyn A. – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
This study adopts an intergenerational approach to explore whether mothers' school experiences influence academic readiness through parenting beliefs and parenting quality. Forty-five mothers were categorised as either having a desired or feared school-related identity based on their narratives about past school experiences and the ways they…
Descriptors: Mothers, Student Experience, School Readiness, Identification (Psychology)
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Baker, Claire E. – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
The present study used a large sample of mostly non-resident fathers (74%) to determine whether father-school involvement (e.g. attending parent-teacher conferences) predicted better academic and social emotional skills after controlling for the influence of mother-school involvement, the quality of children's home learning environment, and…
Descriptors: Fathers, Parent School Relationship, Predictor Variables, Academic Achievement
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Bono, Katherine E.; Sy, Susan R.; Kopp, Claire B. – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
This study focuses on the associations between family variables and academic and social school readiness in low-income Black children. Analyses drew from the National Institute for Child Development (NICHD) Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development dataset. The participants included 122 children and their mothers. Data collection occurred…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Low Income Students, African American Students, School Readiness
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Wu, Jennifer Chun-Li; Chiang, Tung-liang – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
Low birthweight (LBW) children tend to have higher risks of developmental problems. According to differential susceptibility hypothesis, these putatively vulnerable children may also disproportionately benefit from positive environmental exposure. This study aimed to examine whether LBW status moderates home environmental influences on…
Descriptors: Family Environment, Motor Development, Psychomotor Skills, Stimulation
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Mol, Suzanne E.; Neuman, Susan B.; Strouse, Gabrielle A. – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
The very definition of print exposure has evolved in recent years as has the production of new media for infants and toddlers. Recognising that parents now have a confluence of media to select from, our study was designed to provide a richer understanding of home-literacy environments among 100 infants. Three profiles of families' home media…
Descriptors: Infants, Printed Materials, Parents, Parent Participation
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Palti, Hava; And Others – Early Child Development and Care, 1984
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Infants, Jews, Mothers
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Hayes, Janice S. – Early Child Development and Care, 1997
Studied the measurement equivalence of the HOME (Home Observation for Measurement of Environment) inventory in Jamaica. Found that the factor structure in the Jamaican sample was similar to the existing HOME but not an equivalent match. Also found that items related to direct cognitive stimulation by the caregiver are more relevant…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries, Measurement Techniques