ERIC Number: EJ1039316
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
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Longitudinal Relations among Parents' Reactions to Children's Negative Emotions, Effortful Control, and Math Achievement in Early Elementary School
Swanson, Jodi; Valiente, Carlos; Lemery-Chalfant, Kathryn; Bradley, Robert H.; Eggum-Wilkens, Natalie D.
Child Development, v85 n5 p1932-1947 Sep-Oct 2014
Panel mediation models and fixed-effects models were used to explore longitudinal relations among parents' reactions to children's displays of negative emotions, children's effortful control (EC), and children's math achievement (N = 291; M age in fall of kindergarten = 5.66 years, SD = 0.39 year) across kindergarten through second grade. Parents reported their reactions and children's EC. Math achievement was assessed with a standardized achievement test. First-grade EC mediated the relation between parents' reactions at kindergarten and second-grade math achievement, beyond stability in constructs across study years. Panel mediation model results suggested that socialization of EC may be one method of promoting math achievement in early school; however, when all omitted time-invariant covariates of EC and math achievement were controlled, first-grade EC no longer predicted second-grade math achievement.
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Parent Attitudes, Emotional Response, Child Behavior, Self Control, Mathematics Achievement, Correlation, Kindergarten, Models, Grade 1, Grade 2, Elementary School Students, Age Differences, Standardized Tests, Responses, Socialization, Predictor Variables
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Kindergarten; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 1; Elementary Education; Grade 2
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
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