ERIC Number: EJ1070537
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 61
Self-Regulation across Different Contexts: Findings in Young Albanian Children
von Suchodoletz, Antje; Uka, Fitim; Larsen, Ross A. A. A.
Early Education and Development, v26 n5-6 p829-846 2015
Research Findings: The importance of self-regulation for children's successful academic performance has led to greatly increased interest in this topic in recent years. However, less is known about the interrelations among self-regulatory processes across different contexts. The present study investigated the structure of self-regulation in young children across multiple contexts using a confirmatory factor analysis approach. Moreover, the study examined relations between self-regulation observed in different contexts and emergent vocabulary and math skills. Participants were 150 preschool-aged children from Kosovo, a lower middle-income region in southeastern Europe. The study involved a battery of performance-based measures and informant ratings selected to provide information about self-regulatory processes in various contexts. Tests of the relative fit of alternative models supported a multifactor model of self-regulation across different contexts. Furthermore, results indicated moderate interrelations among self-regulatory processes across different contexts. Self-regulation assessed in a structured one-to-one context was most strongly and uniquely related to emerging academic skills when all measures of self-regulation were included in a single model. Practice or Policy: The study adds to current efforts to understand the skill formation of children in low- and middle-income countries and might lay the groundwork for initiating a campaign in Kosovo focusing on the importance of self-regulation for children's learning and development.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Control, Context Effect, Factor Analysis, Correlation, Vocabulary Development, Mathematics Skills, Preschool Children, Performance Tests, Socioeconomic Influences, Cultural Influences, Urban Areas, Inhibition, Attention, Short Term Memory, Recall (Psychology), Questionnaires, Check Lists, Likert Scales, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Albania; Kosovo
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children; Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test; Raven Progressive Matrices