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Working With Missing Values
Less than optimum strategies for missing values can produce biased estimates, distorted statistical power, and invalid conclusions. After reviewing traditional approaches (listwise, pairwise, andExpand
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Discovering Structural Equation Modeling Using Stata
Discovering Structural Equation Modeling Using Stata, by Alan Acock, successfully introduces both the statistical principles involved in structural equation modeling (SEM) and the use of Stata. Expand
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A Gentle Introduction to Stata
  • A. Acock
  • Computer Science
  • 15 December 2005
A Gentle Introduction to Stata, Revised Third Edition is aimed at new Stata users who want to become proficient in Stata. Expand
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The impact of kindergarten learning-related skills on academic trajectories at the end of elementary school
Abstract Recent research indicates that children's learning-related skills (including self-regulation and social competence) contribute to early school success. The present study investigated theExpand
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Predictors of early growth in academic achievement: the head-toes-knees-shoulders task
Children's behavioral self-regulation and executive function (EF; including attentional or cognitive flexibility, working memory, and inhibitory control) are strong predictors of academicExpand
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School Climate and Teachers’ Beliefs and Attitudes Associated with Implementation of the Positive Action Program: A Diffusion of Innovations Model
Teacher- and school-level factors influence the fidelity of implementation of school-based prevention and social character and development (SACD) programs. Using a diffusion of innovations framework,Expand
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Relations between early family risk, children's behavioral regulation, and academic achievement.
This study examined relations among early family risk, children's behavioral regulation at 54 months and kindergarten, and academic achievement in first grade using data on 1,298 children from theExpand
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Built environment, adiposity, and physical activity in adults aged 50-75.
BACKGROUND Few studies have investigated the built environment and its association with health-especially excess adiposity-and physical activity in the immediate pre-Baby Boom/early-Baby BoomExpand
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Use of a social and character development program to prevent substance use, violent behaviors, and sexual activity among elementary-school students in Hawaii.
OBJECTIVES We assessed the effectiveness of a 5-year trial of a comprehensive school-based program designed to prevent substance use, violent behaviors, and sexual activity among elementary-schoolExpand
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Built environment and 1-year change in weight and waist circumference in middle-aged and older adults: Portland Neighborhood Environment and Health Study.
This study examined neighborhood built environment characteristics (fast-food restaurant density, walkability) and individual eating-out and physical activity behaviors in relation to 1-year changeExpand
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