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ERIC Number: EJ926432
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
ISSN: ISSN-0256-8543
Unique Contributions of Impulsivity and Inhibition to Prereading Skills in Preschoolers at Head Start
Fuhs, Mary Wagner; Wyant, Autumn B.; Day, Jeanne D.
Journal of Research in Childhood Education, v25 n2 p145-159 2011
The goal of this study was to explore the relationship between temperament (specifically impulsivity and inhibition) and prereading skills (letter knowledge and print concepts) in preschool children from disadvantaged backgrounds. The participants in the study were 111 preschool children with a mean age of 58.09 months (SD = 5.80) attending Head Start. Results from hierarchical multiple regression analyses indicated that lower levels of impulsivity (consisting of persistence, negative emotionality, and activity-level characteristics) and lower levels of inhibition made unique contributions to higher letter knowledge and print concepts skills. Theoretical implications for early childhood education and directions for future research are highlighted. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Metropolitan Readiness Tests; Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence