ERIC Number: ED432584
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
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Social and Personal Influences on a Sense of Competence at a Cognitive Screening Test for Children.
Bornholt, L. J.; Ouvrier, R. A.; Black, F.; Hendy, J.
A study was conducted to identify aspects of self-knowledge about general cognitive activities, such as cognitive screening tests routinely used in school, hospital, and community settings. The study used SYSTEMS (R. Ouvrier and others, 1995), a brief one-to-one screening test that indicates whether a child requires full cognitive assessment. The Aspects of Self Knowledge-KIDS Inventory (ASK-KIDS) (L. Bornholt, 1996) was used to determine self-knowledge about activities in the SYSTEMS cognitive screening test. Participants were 188 Australian students, aged 5 to 11 years. ASK-KIDs profiles indicated that students felt good about the SYSTEMS activities, thought that the activities were easy, and believe they would be good at SYSTEMS activities the following year. Children's perceptions of the effort needed and task difficulty differentiated among two and three clusters of children. Lower perceptions for the following year differentiate a fourth cluster. Findings illustrate the importance of determining the diverse meanings children make of self-concepts. Findings also suggest that a multilevel model of aspects of self-knowledge applies to assessment of children's cognitive functioning in settings where cognitive screening is routinely used. (Contains 2 figures and 18 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Australia