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ERIC Number: EJ893952
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 90
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4430
Attention Regulation in Low-Risk Very Low Birth Weight Preschoolers: The Influence of Child Temperament and Parental Sensitivity
Davis, Deborah Winders; Harris, Ruby Carrie; Burns, Barbara M.
Early Child Development and Care, v180 n8 p1019-1040 Sep 2010
Even in the absence of major disabilities, children born prematurely are at high risk for academic delays and deficits. Research suggests that some differences in outcomes may relate to problems with self-regulation, especially attention regulation. Previous research has demonstrated that individual differences in attention regulation is associated with both child and parent factors. This study examines the role of child temperament and parental sensitivity for attention regulation in preschool-age children (n = 95) born with very low birth weights (VLBW) by using both questionnaire and observational data. Regression analyses demonstrate differential effects of specific child temperament characteristics and specific aspects of parental sensitivity on attention regulation. Early assessment of temperament and individualised parent sensitivity training may be important for improving outcomes for VLBW children. (Contains 3 figures, 2 tables and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A