Friday, February 10, 2017

Study links kindergarten social skills to success in adulthood

Children who were helpful and shared in kindergarten had increased odds of finishing their college education and having full-time jobs by age 25, compared with those who had problems cooperating and resolving conflicts. The findings in the American Journal of Public Health, based on teacher evaluations of 800 youths followed for 25 years, also showed every one-point increase in social competency score doubled the odds of obtaining a college degree. -

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