NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Showing all 6 results Save | Export
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Silinskas, Gintautas; Dietrich, Julia; Pakarinen, Eija; Kiuru, Noona; Aunola, Kaisa; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina; Hirvonen, Riikka; Muotka, Joona; Nurmi, Jari-Erik – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2015
In the present study, we examined the extent to which the responses of teachers and mothers toward a particular child are similar in respect to their instructional support and affect, and whether child characteristics predict these responses. The data of 373 Finnish child-teacher-mother triads (178 girls, 195 boys) were analysed. Teachers and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Mothers
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Aunola, Kaisa; Viljaranta, Jaana; Lehtinen, Erno; Nurmi, Jari-Erik – Learning and Individual Differences, 2013
The present study investigated the extent to which mothers' support for their children's sense of competence, autonomy and relatedness predicts their children's interest in math and reading, and also their mastery orientation, during the transition to primary school. One hundred fifty-two children were examined twice during their first grade year…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Childhood Interests, Grade 1, Mothers
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Niemi, Pekka; Nurmi, Jari-Erik; Lyyra, Anna-Liisa; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina; Lepola, Janne; Poskiparta, Elisa; Poikkeus, Anna-Maija – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2011
Altogether 1,285 Finnish children were followed up from the end of kindergarten through Grade 1. All were nonreaders at school entrance. The aim was to delineate predictors of resistance to treatment that are evidenced as little or no reading progress during Grade 1. On the basis of reading achievement in Grade 1 spring, four subgroups were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Predictor Variables, Mathematics Skills
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Silinskas, Gintautas; Leppanen, Ulla; Aunola, Kaisa; Parrila, Rauno; Nurmi, Jari-Erik – Learning and Instruction, 2010
The aim of the present longitudinal study was to investigate factors contributing to mothers' and fathers' teaching of reading and mathematics to their children during kindergarten and Grade 1. It was assumed that mothers' and fathers' teaching during kindergarten would be influenced by their socioeconomic status and their own learning…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Mothers, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Aunola, Kaisa; Leskinen, Esko; Nurmi, Jari-Erik – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2006
Background: It has been suggested that children's learning motivation and interest in a particular subject play an important role in their school performance, particularly in mathematics. However, few cross-lagged longitudinal studies have been carried out to investigate the prospective relationships between academic achievement and task…
Descriptors: Grade 2, Learning Motivation, Longitudinal Studies, Grade 1
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Aunola, Kaisa; Nurmi, Jari-Erik – Developmental Psychology, 2004
This study investigated the extent to which mothers' psychological control predicts their children's mathematical performance during the children's transition from preschool to primary school over and above the impact of maternal affection and behavioral control. Also investigated was the extent to which maternal affection and behavioral control…
Descriptors: Primary Education, Psychological Needs, Psychology, Child Rearing