Research project The social and emotional development of children is crucial for child health and overall well-being, but there is limited knowledge on social emotional ability in early childhood and what influences it, which this research project will try to answer.
The main research focus will be on 3-year-olds socio-emotional ability. I will study differences among 3-year-olds regarding gender, socioeconomics, ethnicity, and rural/urban living. I will also put emphasis to find out which factors are contributing to beneficial development of socio-emotional ability from the prenatal period up to the child turns three years. In collaboration with other researchers at Umeå University, other studies are planned within the field of socio-emotional development among 3-year-old children concerning standardization and psychometrics of the instrument Ages and Stages Questionnaire: Social-Emotional (ASQ:SE), among other things.
Region Västerbotten, ALF-funding, 2017-2020: SEK 1,000,000