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ERIC Number: ED368502
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 11
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Children's Delay of Gratification and Preschool Performance.
Scoville, Satsuki; Chambliss, Catherine
This study investigated the relationship between delay of gratification and preschool performance in 20 students aged 4 and 5 years old, and enrolled in a Head Start program. Gratification delay was measured through an experiment that allowed the students to choose between a smaller immediate reward or a larger delayed reward. Preschool performance was measured through classroom observations and teacher ratings. Although it was hypothesized that preschool students with a high capacity for delay of gratification would be rated as "ideal" students by their teachers, the results failed to offer strong support for the hypothesis. Future research in this area might use a different operationalization of the delay variable, as well as a larger sample size, to obtain clearer results. (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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