Language skills, peer rejection, and the development of externalizing behavior from kindergarten to fourth grade.

@article{Menting2011LanguageSP,
  title={Language skills, peer rejection, and the development of externalizing behavior from kindergarten to fourth grade.},
  author={Barbara Menting and Pol A. C. van Lier and Hans M Koot},
  journal={Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines},
  year={2011},
  volume={52 1},
  pages={72-9}
}
BACKGROUND Children with poorer language skills are more likely to show externalizing behavior problems, as well as to become rejected by their peers. Peer rejection has also been found to affect the development of externalizing behavior. This study explored the role of peer rejection in the link between language skills and the development of externalizing behavior. METHODS Six hundred and fifteen (615) children were followed from kindergarten to grade 4. Receptive language skills were… CONTINUE READING

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