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Interaction processes as a mediating factor between children's externalized behaviour difficulties and engagement in preschool
Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, CHILD.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6172-3876
Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ, Dep. of Behavioural Science and Social Work. Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ. CHILD. Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, CHILD.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9597-039X
Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, CHILD. Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Learning Practices inside and outside School (LPS), Communication, Culture & Diversity @ JU (CCD@JU). Mälardalens Högskola.
2016 (English)In: Early Child Development and Care, ISSN 0300-4430, E-ISSN 1476-8275, Vol. 186, no 10, 1649-1663 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study examined social interaction as a mediator between externalized behaviour difficulties and children's engagement in preschool. Data from 663 children (340 boys), aged 18–71 months, were collected at 81 Swedish preschool units in six municipalities to test a path model that included child, teacher, and child groups. The results indicated that behaviour difficulties and engagement may occur simultaneously. Hyperactivity had a direct negative influence on engagement, which was not the case with conduct problems. Teachers’ responsiveness as well as positive interactions with peers had an indirect influence on the relationship between hyperactivity and engagement. Responsive staff and positive interactions within the child group seem to contribute to children's engagement despite hyperactivity. Children's engagement, as well as special support to stimulate engagement in preschool, is discussed.

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2016. Vol. 186, no 10, 1649-1663 p.
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Preschool, engagement, hyperactivity, conduct problems, social interactions
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-29328DOI: 10.1080/03004430.2015.1121251ISI: 000384209300010Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84958046715OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-29328DiVA: diva2:901823
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Early detection and early intervention - a longitudinal study of children's engagement and behavior problems in Swedish preschool environments
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Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and WelfareSwedish National Board of Health and Welfare
Available from: 2016-02-09 Created: 2016-02-08 Last updated: 2017-10-04Bibliographically approved

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