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Yumus, Melike; Bayhan, Pinar – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
This research explored teachers' opinions on behaviour problems of 36- to 72-month-old children and examined factors associated with teachers' ability to cope with these problems. Purposive sampling was used and participants were 238 preschool teachers responsible for 36- to 72-month-old children. We examined self-reported skills in defining and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Behavior Problems, Young Children
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Matarma, Tanja; Tammelin, Tuija; Kulmala, Janne; Koski, Pasi; Hurme, Saija; Lagström, Hanna – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
Background: The factors associated with preschool-aged children's physical activity (PA) remains unclear. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to examine how different factors were associated with preschool-aged children's objectively measured PA and sedentary time. Methods: The study population was 5-6-year-old children (n = 140) and their…
Descriptors: Life Style, Physical Activity Level, Preschool Children, Foreign Countries
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Dukhi, Natisha; Sartorius, Benn; Taylor, Myra – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
Background: Stunting continues to affect young children as a global nutritional disorder. The aim of our study was to assess the prevalence, associated risk factors and spatial clustering for stunting in a disadvantaged South African District. Methods: A community-based cross-sectional weighted survey of households was conducted in the iLembe…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Children, Disadvantaged Youth, Incidence
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Missall, Kristen N.; Hojnoski, Robin L.; Moreano, Ginna – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
Variability in children's early-learning home environments points to the need to better understand specific mechanisms of early mathematical development. We used a sample of 66 parent-preschool child dyads to describe parent-reported mathematical activities in the home and observed parent-child mathematical activities in a semi-structured play…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Parent Child Relationship, Preschool Children, Mathematics Activities
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Bougher-Muckian, Hilary R.; Root, Amy E.; Coogle, Christan Grygas; Floyd, Kimberly K. – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
Parents play a critical role in the development of children's emotional competence; however, little research examines parents' emotion socialisation practices among children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). In this study, we compared the emotion socialisation practices of parents of children with ASD and to those of parents of children that…
Descriptors: Parent Role, Emotional Response, Socialization, Children
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John, Aesha; Bower, Kori; McCullough, Samie – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
Although Asian Indians constitute one of the largest immigrant groups in the USA, research examining wellbeing among Indian immigrant families caring for a child with a developmental disability is relatively scarce. In response, this study examined the stressors and perceived quality of social support among Indian immigrant families of children…
Descriptors: Indians, Immigrants, Well Being, Child Rearing
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Sims-Schouten, Wendy – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
Early years care and education have been high on British political agendas. This includes partnership working between early years practitioners and parents. Yet, more research is needed to examine how childcare staff engage with parents and vice versa. This study addresses the role of position and positioning in parent-practitioner relationships,…
Descriptors: Parent Teacher Cooperation, Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Statistical Analysis
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Matthews, Jessica A. K.; Tirella, Linda G.; Germann, Emma S.; Miller, Laurie C. – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
Many of the >339,000 international adoptees arriving in the USA during the last 25 years are now teenagers and young adults (YA). Information about their long-term social integration, school performance, and self-esteem is incomplete. Moreover, the relation of these outcomes to facets of family function is incompletely understood. We…
Descriptors: Adoption, Adolescents, Young Adults, Social Integration
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Ren, Lixin; Edwards, Carolyn Pope – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
This mixed methods study focused on the socialization goals for preschool-aged children among parents from three small-sized cities located in northeastern China. A total of 154 parents with preschool-aged children completed questionnaires measuring parental socialization goals for children's social-emotional competence and academic achievement.…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Foreign Countries
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Lohbeck, Annette; Tietjens, Maike; Bund, Andreas – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
The present study examined gender differences and relationships of seven specific domains of physical self-concept (PSC) ("Strength," "Endurance," "Speed," "Flexibility," "Coordination," "Global Sport Competence," and "Appearance") and physical activity enjoyment (PAE) in 447…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Self Concept, Human Body, Muscular Strength
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Toyama, Noriko – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
This study, comprising three sub-studies, aims to examine how child-rearing practices vary according to different social circumstances in Japan. By comparing teacher-child interaction at mealtimes in day care centres both on an isolated small island located in Okinawa prefecture, Tarama, and in a large industrialised city, Tokyo, the following was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Care, Teacher Student Relationship, Comparative Analysis
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Markodimitraki, Maria; Linardakis, Michalis; Kypriotaki, Maria; Manolitsis, George – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
The aims of this study were to: (a) provide descriptive data of twins with physical difficulties among 120 Greek twins of preschool age; and (b) to investigate the impact of twins' health condition on parental perceptions towards twins' separation, closeness and friendship. The administration of School Policy for Twins and Higher Multiples…
Descriptors: Twins, Parent Attitudes, Friendship, Sibling Relationship
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Smidt, Wilfried – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
Nonacademic and academic pedagogues working in childhood education are involved in multiple occupational activities. Theoretical frameworks focussing on career development and processes of professionalisation may provide hints about differences in the occupational activities of nonacademic and academic pedagogues as well as with regard to how…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Predictor Variables, Early Childhood Education, Job Skills
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Hachfeld, Axinja; Anders, Yvonne; Kuger, Susanne; Smidt, Wilfried – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
Home and educational institutions are children's most important external influences and a positive partnership between the two can positively affect children's cognitive and non-cognitive development. Quality of family-preschool partnership (FPP) can depend on preschool and family characteristics. For Germany, studies show that immigrant parents…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Family School Relationship, Parent Participation, Partnerships in Education
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Richter, David; Lehrl, Simone; Weinert, Sabine – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
The present paper was written under the auspices of the interdisciplinary research group "Educational Processes, Competence Development, and Selection Decisions at Preschool and Primary School Age (BiKS)" (FOR 543), funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The surveys were conceptualised and supervised as part of the developmental…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Developmental Psychology, Financial Support, Interdisciplinary Approach
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