TABLE 3–10 Percentage Distribution of First-Time Kindergartners by the Frequency with Which Teachers Say They Engage in Prosocial Behavior, by Child and Family Characteristics: Fall 1998

 

Accept Peer Ideas

Characteristic

Never/Sometimes

Often/Very Often

Total

26

74

Child’s Sex

Male

29

71

Female

23

77

Child’s Age at Entry

Born Jan.-Aug. 1992

27

73

Born Sep.-Dec. 1992

25

75

Born Jan.-Apr. 1993

25

75

Born May-Aug. 1993

27

73

Born Sep.-Dec. 1993

31

69

Mother’s Education

Less than high school

31

69

High school diploma or equivalent

27

73

Some college, including vocational/technical

25

75

Bachelor’s degree or higher

24

76

Family Type

Single mother

31

69

Single father

33

67

Two parent

24

76

Welfare Receipt

Utilized AFDC

33

67

Never utilized AFDC

25

75

Primary Language Spoken in Home

Non-English

29

71

English

26

74



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