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ERIC Number: EJ1092990
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0033-3085
Preschool Children's Interest, Social-Emotional Skills, and Emergent Mathematics Skills
Doctoroff, Greta L.; Fisher, Paige H.; Burrows, Bethany M.; Edman, Maria Tsepilovan
Psychology in the Schools, v53 n4 p390-403 Apr 2016
This cross-sectional study examined the relationship between interest, social-emotional skills, and early math skills in preschool children. Math-specific interest and global interest in learning were measured using teacher report and a play-based observation task. Math skills were assessed with a test of math achievement, and social-emotional skills were assessed using a teacher-report measure. Children with higher global interest in learning, math-specific interest, and observed goal-directed play demonstrated higher math skills. Furthermore, social-emotional skills were associated with global interest in learning and math skills, but not with math-specific interest. Overall, findings support the relevance of interest and social-emotional skills for school readiness in young children.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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