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ERIC Number: ED360084
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Aug
Pages: 12
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Social Emotional Competence of Pre-School Children: Relationship to Intelligence and Maturity.
Brar, S.
Social-emotional competence (SEC) is considered a measure of an individual's total effectiveness in dealing with the environment. To verify empirically whether SEC depends on the intelligence and social maturity of young children, a study of 40 preschool children was undertaken in India. A standardized intelligence test was administered to the children; to assess SEC and social maturity, children were observed in school and during home activities. Based on test and observation results, children were categorized into groups of high and low intelligence and into groups of high and low social maturity. Scores for the groups were compared with respect to four aspects of SEC: (1) self-confidence; (2) autonomy-dependence; (3) quality of social interactions; and (4) coping techniques. Data indicated that children categorized in the high intelligence group scored significantly higher than children in the low intelligence group on all four aspects of SEC. Similarly, children categorized as high in social maturity scored significantly better than children categorized as low in social maturity on the four aspects of SEC. From these findings it was concluded that a child's level of intelligence and maturity contributes significantly to social and emotional competency. (BCY)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: India