Socio-emotional skills, behavior problems, and Spanish competence predict the acquisition of English among English language learners in poverty.

@article{Winsler2014SocioemotionalSB,
  title={Socio-emotional skills, behavior problems, and Spanish competence predict the acquisition of English among English language learners in poverty.},
  author={Adam Winsler and Yoon Kyong Kim and Erin R Richard},
  journal={Developmental psychology},
  year={2014},
  volume={50 9},
  pages={2242-54}
}
This article analyzes the role that individual differences in children's cognitive, Spanish competence, and socio-emotional and behavioral skills play in predicting the concurrent and longitudinal acquisition of English among a large sample of ethnically diverse, low-income, Hispanic preschool children. Participants assessed at age 4 for language, cognitive, socio-emotional, and behavioral skills were followed through kindergarten. Multivariate analyses demonstrated that Spanish-speaking… CONTINUE READING
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