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ERIC Number: EJ1144496
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 64
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1040-9289
Effortful Control and Academic Achievement in Rural China
Zhang, Li; Rao, Nirmala
Early Education and Development, v28 n5 p541-558 2017
Research Findings: This study investigated the relationships between effortful control and early literacy and mathematics achievement. A total of 181 children (85 girls and 96 boys) from rural China were assessed when they were in Grades 1 and 2. Path analyses controlling for maternal education indicated that effortful control at the beginning of Grade 1 predicted incremental achievement in literacy and mathematics at the end of Grade 1 and mathematics achievement at the end of Grade 2. Growth in effortful control during Grade 1 also contributed significantly to the prediction of both literacy and mathematics achievement at the end of Grade 2. Although girls performed significantly better than boys in literacy achievement, gender did not moderate the relationships between effortful control and literacy and mathematics achievement. Practice or Policy: Children's effortful control appears to be an important predictor of early literacy and mathematics achievement. Findings suggest that children's effortful control should be fostered during the preschool and early years of formal schooling, and this can be done in both home and school contexts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Grade 1; Primary Education; Elementary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 2
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China