ERIC Number: EJ748947
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The Role of Emotion Regulation in Children's Early Academic Success
Graziano, Paulo A.; Reavis, Rachael D.; Keane, Susan P.; Calkins, Susan D.
Journal of School Psychology, v45 n1 p3-19 Feb 2007
This study investigated the role of emotion regulation in children's early academic success using a sample of 325 kindergarteners. A mediational analysis addressed the potential mechanisms through which emotion regulation relates to children's early academic success. Results indicated that emotion regulation was positively associated with teacher reports of children's academic success and productivity in the classroom and standardized early literacy and math achievement scores. Contrary to predictions, child behavior problems and the quality of the student teacher relationship did not mediate these relations. However, emotion regulation and the quality of the student-teacher relationship uniquely predicted academic outcomes even after accounting for IQ. Findings are discussed in terms of how emotion regulation skills facilitate children's development of a positive student-teacher relationship as well as cognitive processing and independent learning behavior, all of which are important for academic motivation and success.
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Young Children, Academic Achievement, Emergent Literacy, Mathematics Achievement, Behavior Problems, Teacher Student Relationship, Child Development, Cognitive Processes, Emotional Development, Intelligence, Self Management
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Kindergarten
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