ERIC Number: EJ1060699
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Preschoolers' Perceptions of Performance and Satisfaction under Competitive and Non-Competitive Conditions
Tsiakara, Angeliki A.; Digelidis, Nikolaos M.
Early Child Development and Care, v185 n7 p1109-1117 2015
The aim of this study was to explore preschool children's perceptions of their performance under competitive and non-competitive conditions (NCC) and their satisfaction. Eighty preschool children (40 boys, 40 girls) aged 4-6 years (M age?=?5.48, SD?=?0.57) took part in this study. Preschool children built a tower under competitive and NCC and expressed their perception of their performance and their satisfaction using a ladder scale and a faces scale, respectively. The results showed that the majority of preschool children evaluate their performance as "high" under both conditions independently of the outcome. Under competitive condition (CC), 52.5% of children evaluated their performance accurately, while under NCC this percentage was 47.5%. Furthermore, the majority of children responded that they felt happy under both conditions.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Competition, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Young Children, Measures (Individuals), Performance, Rating Scales, Experiments, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Kindergarten; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
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Identifiers - Location: Greece
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