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ERIC Number: EJ782969
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0885-2006
Preliminary Construct and Concurrent Validity of the Preschool Self-Regulation Assessment (PSRA) for Field-Based Research
Smith-Donald, Radiah; Raver, C. Cybele; Hayes, Tiffany; Richardson, Breeze
Early Childhood Research Quarterly, v22 n2 p173-187 2007
This study introduces a portable direct assessment of young children's self-regulation--the Preschool Self-Regulation Assessment (PSRA). The PSRA was designed to assess self-regulation in emotional, attentional, and behavioral domains by using a brief, structured battery of tasks in conjunction with a global report of children's behavior. Factor analyses from a pilot sample (N=63) of Head Start children revealed two self-regulation factors reflecting children's performance on tasks of impulse control and tasks of compliance/executive control. Assessor report of children's behavior during the assessment was reduced into two additional factors reflecting children's global attention/impulse control and positive emotion. Moderate correlations between self-regulation factors and children's social competence, behavior problems, and early academic skills, provide preliminary evidence of the new measure's validity, and additional empirical evidence for bivariate relations between academic and self-regulatory competence.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education
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Language: English
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