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ERIC Number: EJ1036609
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-0256-2928
The Role of Persistence at Preschool Age in Academic Skills at Kindergarten
Mokrova, Irina L.; O'Brien, Marion; Calkins, Susan D.; Leerkes, Esther M.; Marcovitch, Stuart
European Journal of Psychology of Education, v28 n4 p1495-1503 Dec 2013
The current study examined the role of preschoolers' motivation, operationalized as persistence, in the formation of language and math skills at kindergarten. The participants were 263 children from diverse ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. Demographic information, child persistence, and early cognitive-linguistic skills were assessed at age 3; children's academic skills were assessed at kindergarten. Results indicated that preschooler's persistence was related to their academic skills two years later over and above demographic factors and early cognitive-linguistic skills. The findings are discussed in terms of the importance of early childhood motivation for later school achievement.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Kindergarten; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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