Externalizing and Internalizing Behaviors Predict Slower Academic Growth (PO408)

  • PMD: 9
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Session 6: Recent Developments in Assessment and Research
  • Live Chat:
    Wednesday, February 24, 2021
    4:15 PM–5:00 PM
    (Posters available on demand at any time during the convention week and for sixty days thereafter.)

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. learn how changes in externalizing behaviors are related to academic growth.
  2. learn how changes in internalizing behaviors are related to academic growth.
  3. learn how early behavioral intervention may have ancillary effects on academic development.

Description

This study examined how changes in externalizing and internalizing behaviors during elementary school influences growth in academic skills. Findings suggested that higher levels of externalizing behaviors in kindergarten and externalizing behaviors that become more severe across elementary school are related to slower academic growth. Similar findings were present for internalizing behaviors, though the effects were smaller. Successful early behavioral intervention may have ancillary effects on academic growth during elementary school.

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Presenter(s)

Christopher R. Niileksela, University of Kansas
Alexis R. Mondragon, University of Kansas

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