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ERIC Number: EJ1022824
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-May
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 72
ISSN: ISSN-0165-0254
A Longitudinal Perspective on the Association between Cognition and Temperamental Shyness
Wolfe, Christy D.; Zhang, Jing; Kim-Spoon, Jungmeen; Bell, Martha Ann
International Journal of Behavioral Development, v38 n3 p266-276 May 2014
Moderate, yet relatively consistent, associations between cognitive performance and shyness have been reported throughout the child and adult literatures. The current study assessed longitudinal associations between cognition (i.e., executive functioning) and parent-report temperamental shyness from infancy to early childhood and used temporal order to explore directionality of the relations. Two hundred and eleven children contributed data at multiple ages (5 months, 10 months, 2 years, 3 years, and 4 years). The results indicated a complex pattern of association between cognition and shyness in early development and provided tentative support for both cognitive ability and temperament as causal agents at different developmental time points.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Rothbart Infant Behavior Questionnaire