Date of Award
College of Liberal Arts
Type of Degree
The interaction between social skills and language acquisition has been a topic of interest in recent years. Current research has suggested children with social deficits are at increased risk for language problems, and vice versa (Gallegher, 1999). As part of the West Virginia Educare initiative, children ages two and a half to five years were randomly selected and individually evaluated using the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test-Third Edition and the Carolina Curriculum for Preschoolers with Special Needs to assess language comprehension and social skills. A Pearson Product Moment correlation on 42 study participants yielded a correlation of -.083 with a significance level of .603 (two-tailed). The hypothesis of a significant positive correlation for the present study was therefore rejected.
Language awareness in children - Testing.
Social skills in children - Testing.
Childers, Stephanie Angel, "The Relationship Between Social Skills and Language Acquisition in West Virginia" (2001). Theses, Dissertations and Capstones. 532.