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ERIC Number: EJ1017934
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1696-2095
Cognitive Abilities Adjustment and Parenting Practices in Preschoolers with Disruption Conduct Problems
Fernandez-Parra, A.; Lopez-Rubio, S.; Mata, S.; Calero, M. D.; Vives, M. C.; Carles, R.; Navarro, E.
Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, v11 n3 p577-602 Dec 2013
Introduction: Conduct problems arising in infancy are one of the main reasons for which parents seek psychological assistance. Although these problems usually begin when the child has started school, in recent years a group of children has been identified who begin to manifest such problems from their earliest infancy and whose prognosis seems to be particularly negative. Method: The participants in this study were 175 preschoolers aged between 4 and 5 years with and without conduct problems. Learning-related cognitive abilities, attitudes and parenting practices were assessed in all cases. Results: The results demonstrate differences between the two groups in all aspects studied here, making it clear that these types of problems have a significant impact on family life and quickly become generalized to different contexts of child functioning. Discussion and Conclusion: Preschoolers with conduct problems have difficulties in mastering certain cognitive abilities and in acquiring attitudes towards learning. The study also highlights the importance of parental strategies for disciplining their children and their expectations regarding their child's capacities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Spain
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test; Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire
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