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Table 1 Descriptive statistics for all variables included in models

From: Information sharing between teachers and early education programs during school entry in Norway: associations with children’s school adjustment and success in the first year

  Mean/% (SD) % missing data
Teacher-center contact
 No contact 64.23% 9.12%
 Contact to get general information only 7.79%
 Contact to get information about specific child only 5.43%
 Contact to get both specific child and general information 22.55%
Child outcomes
 Teacher report of initial academic adjustment at entry 4.12 (0.78) 6.65%
 Teacher report of initial social adjustment at entry 4.04 (0.82) 6.44%
 General motivation score 3.71 (1.03) 5.76%
 Communication skills 2.61 (0.40) 5.69%
 Academic skills 3.60 (0.95) 5.69%
 Externalizing behaviors 1.38 (0.43) 5.69%
 Social skills 3.23 (0.41) 5.69%
Lagged dependent variables
 British peabody picture vocabulary-age 4 40.17 (10.99) 11.70%
 Child behavioral functioning-age 4 3.78 (0.88) 31.22%
Child and family characteristics
 Male 51.72% 0.00%
 Cohort: 2006 38.52% 0.00%
 Cohort: 2007 44.96%
 Cohort: 2008 16.52%
 Native Norwegian 88.08% 0.97%
 Western immigrant 6.28%
 Non-western immigrant 5.63%
 Municipality: Bamble 11.31% 16.52%
 Municipality: Drammen 41.26%
 Municipality: Porsgrunn 26.48%
 Municipality: Skien 12.72%
 Municipality: Tinn 8.23%
 Parent education (years) 15.04 (2.39) 0.86%
 Preterm birth 7.77% 1.93%
 Special ed services in first grade 3.30% 5.69%
 Siblings in family 60.54% 0.75%
 House deprivation score (60 months) 0.12 (0.38) 0.43%
 Single mom at 60 months 8.79% 7.19%
 Hours in child care at 60 months 34.71 (5.85) 4.83%
Center and school characteristics
 Preschool ped leader trained as preschool teacher 85.20% 31.87%
 Preschool center school prep activity index 2.41 (0.21) 31.87%
 First grade classroom climate score 3.08 (0.22) 5.79%
 First grade class size 22.79 (8.07) 6.01%
 First grade school size 345.32 (132.53) 7.19%
 # Kids in first grade class with special ed services 1.02 (1.74) 7.08%
  1. N = 932