TABLE 3–7 Percentage Distribution of First-Time Kindergartners by the Frequency with Which Parents Say They Persist at a Task, Are Eager to Learn New Things, and Are Creative in Work or Play, by Child and Family Characteristics: Fall 1998

 

Persist

Characteristic

Never/Sometimes

Often/Very Often

Total

27

73

Child’s Sex

Male

31

69

Female

23

77

Child’s Age at Entry

Born Jan.-Aug. 1992

24

76

Born Sep.-Dec. 1992

26

74

Born Jan.-Apr. 1993

27

73

Born May-Aug. 1993

28

72

Born Sep.-Dec. 1993

31

69

Mother’s Education

Less than high school

35

65

High school diploma or equivalent

30

70

Some college, including vocational/technical

26

74

Bachelor’s degree or higher

19

81

Family Type

Single mother

32

68

Single father

30

70

Two parent

25

75

Welfare Receipt

Utilized AFDC

35

65

Never utilized AFDC

26

74

Primary Language Spoken in Home

Non-English

29

71

English

27

73



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