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ERIC Number: EJ1070537
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1040-9289
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.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Albania; Kosovo
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children; Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test; Raven Progressive Matrices
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