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ERIC Number: EJ947094
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 75
ISSN: ISSN-1363-2752
Pre-School Socio-Emotional Behaviour and Its Correlation to Self-Perceptions and Strengths of Young Adults
Hotulainen, Risto; Lappalainen, Kristiina
Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties, v16 n4 p365-381 2011
In a 15-year longitudinal study, a retrospective quasipanel design was chosen to detect developmental patterns related to the students' (N = 78) self-ratings. In 1999 (grade 9), the students who were rated as part of the risk group (n = 22) by using their kindergarten teachers' initial socio-emotional behaviour ratings that were done in 1989, were found to achieve significantly lower final school grades and to have higher perceptions of their own physical appearance but a higher sense of global self-worth. In 2005 (early adulthood), students in the risk group perceived themselves as less competent than their peers in social acceptance, global self-worth areas, strength perceptions related to learning skills and self-regulation. Path analyses showed that socio-emotional behaviour assessed at pre-school age had long-term effects on participants' self-perceptions and global self-worth. Possible explanations of the findings and implications for early identification are discussed. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 9; Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A