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ERIC Number: EJ1121987
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Dec
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1696-2095
School Performance and Poverty: The Mediating Role of Executive Functions
Korzeniowski, C.; Cupani, M.; Ison, M.; Difabio, H.
Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, v14 n3 p474-494 Dec 2016
Introduction: This study aims at analyzing whether EFs may predict the SP of children from different low socioeconomic strata, having controlled the effects of age and socioeconomic status (SES). Method: The sample included 178 Argentine children of both genders (52% boys), between 6 and 10 years of age, belonging to the upper-low SES (41%), lower-low SES (39%) and marginal SES (20%). The children were evaluated by means of a battery of neuropsychological EF and school achievement tests. Results: The proposed model accounted for 69% of the SP of the children. EFs were the most significant direct predictor and, in addition, mediated the relationship between SES and SP. Conclusion: In line with previous findings, these results indicate that the impoverishment of family material and sociocultural conditions is associated with a lower EF performance among children, which negatively impacts their SP.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 2; Grade 3
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Argentina
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