Yonggang Ren
Macquarie University
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9Publications
4H-index
29Citations
Publications 12
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#1Ning Yang (SCNU: South China Normal University)H-Index: 6
#2Yanan Qi (PRC: China Medical University (PRC))
Last. Yonggang Ren (NIE: National Institute of Education)H-Index: 4
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Abstract null null This study aims to examine the mediating and moderating roles of self-concept and resilience in the relationship between teacher-child relationships and social withdrawal with a sample of 380 Chinese left-behind children in a rural region in Guangdong Province, China. They were measured by using Children's Social Behavioral Scale-Teacher Form, Devereux Early Childhood Assessment for Preschool (DECA-P2), Children’s Self-Concept Scale, and Student-Teacher Relationship Scale (STR...
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#1Jiangbo Hu (ZJNU: Zhejiang Normal University)H-Index: 4
#2Camilla Gordon (Macquarie University)H-Index: 1
Last. Yonggang Ren (NIE: National Institute of Education)H-Index: 4
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Grounded on personification storytelling, this intervention study introduced a science program including extensive astronomy concepts to 24 children (4–5 years). The storytelling attributes persona...
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Focusing on 84 Chinese–English dual language learners (DLLs) in U.S. preschool programs serving children from low-income backgrounds, this study investigated which aspects of the home language and literacy environment and which parenting styles may be related to these DLLs’ oral receptive and expressive language abilities in Chinese and English. Key findings were: (1) the frequency of parental book reading was associated with better expressive English in DLLs; (2) parental book reading (whether ...
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#1Yonggang Ren (Macquarie University)H-Index: 4
#2Nan Xu Rattanasone (Macquarie University)H-Index: 8
Last. Shirley Wyver (Macquarie University)H-Index: 17
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ABSTRACTPrevious research mainly with monolingual children shows a positive relationship between English skills and emotion regulation. No study to date has examined if or how learning of grammatical morphemes might be associated with emotion regulation among bilingual preschoolers. This study examined how Mandarin-English bilingual preschoolers performed on three grammatical morphemes of plurals, past tense, present tense and whether the performance on the three morphemes was associated with em...
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#1Yonggang Ren (Macquarie University)H-Index: 4
#2Shirley Wyver (Macquarie University)H-Index: 17
Last. Katherine Demuth (Macquarie University)H-Index: 35
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AbstractResearch Findings: The main aim of this study was to examine whether language skills and emotion regulation are associated with social competence and whether the relationship between English skills and social competence is moderated by emotion regulation in Mandarin–English bilingual preschoolers. The language skills of 96 children ages 36–69 months from Australian child care centers were assessed using standardized English and Mandarin tests. Social competence was assessed using teacher...
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#1Yonggang Ren (Macquarie University)H-Index: 4
#2Shirley WyverH-Index: 17
According to the United Nations (2014), 3.2 percent of the world population – 232 million people – were international migrants in 2013. English-speaking countries US, UK, Canada and Australia are within the top ten migrant receiving countries. Asians and Latinos are the two largest migrant groups to these countries (Bhui, McKenzie, & Rasul, 2007; Wong, 2000). The primary focus of this review is on children from Asia-Pacific contexts, but it also considers the broader research literature investig...
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#1Yonggang Ren (Macquarie University)H-Index: 4
#2Shirley Wyver (Macquarie University)H-Index: 17
ABSTRACTThis study investigated whether host and heritage cultural orientations were associated with Chinese preschoolers’ social competence and whether such associations varied across gender in Western contexts. Ninety-six Chinese-Australian children aged 36–69 months from 15 childcare centres in Sydney participated in the study. The General Ethnicity Questionnaires were modified to obtain a parent report of children's orientation to the host and heritage cultures. Social competence was assesse...
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#1Yonggang RenH-Index: 4
This study aims to examine social competence of Chinese immigrant children and its associations with age, length of attendance in childcare, gender, generational status and proficiencies in English and Mandarin Chinese. One hundred Mandarin-speaking children aged three to five years from 15 childcare centres in Sydney were assessed by normed English and Mandarin tests. Childcare educators rated the children's social competence questionnaires. The results indicated that Chinese children performed...
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