Social commu­ni­ca­tion problems in children make them prone to academic failure, difficulty forming friendships, social exclu­sion, and withdrawal. This study was done to analyze the relationship between receptive language skills and social communication skills using Path Analysis.

This study used a cross sec­tional study design with a sample size of 200 people who were selected using a ran­dom sampling technique. The de­pen­dent variable is the ability of social commu­nication. The inde­pe­ndent variable is receptive language ability, pa­ren­ting, birth order, and gender. Data collection was performed using a questionnaire and ana­ly­zed by path analysis using Stata 13.

Good receptive language skills direct­ly increase social communication skills. The birth or­der of the first child directly increased the ability of social communication. Democratic parenting direct­ly increases the ability of social communication. Fe­male sex directly increased social communication skills.

The study concluded through its findings that good social communication skills in preschool-age children increase direct­ly with good receptive language skills, birth order of the first child, parenting patterns of democratic parents, and female gender.

Reference: https://thejmch.com/index.php?journal=thejmch&page=article&op=view&path%5B%5D=384