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New Directions in Social Competence Research: Examining Developmental Trajectories and Language Minority Populations

Abstract Research regarding social competence is growing rapidly, but there remain a few aspects of social development that merit more attention. The presented pair of studies were planned to address two such areas in the social development literature, specifically the longitudinal trajectories of social competence and the role of social competence in second language development in language minority (LM) students. The goal of the first investigation was to examine the developmental trends of interpersonal skills (IS) across the early childhood and elementary school years in a nationally representative, U.S. sample. The goal of the second study was to examine whether differing trajectories of IS development in language minority children in the U.S. w... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Didonato, Alicia Moss (Author) / Wilcox, M. Jeanne (Advisor) / Bradley, Robert (Committee member) / Wilkens, Natalie (Committee member) / Valiente, Carlos (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Developmental psychology / Education / English as a second language / development / interpersonal skills / language / LCGA / literacy / social competence
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 100 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Family and Human Development 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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