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Study Finds Social Skills Can Predict Future Success

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A study finds that children who demonstrate more “pro-social” skills — those who share more and who are better listeners — are more likely to have jobs and stay out of trouble as young adults.

New research has tracked children from kindergarten into young adulthood, and it’s found that the most important predictors of long-term success are not intellectual skills but social and emotional ones.

Listen to a brief interview about the study below:

Read the transcript on the NPR website.


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