The Impact of Self-Regulation on Preschool Mathematical Achievement

Caterina Gawrilow, Anika Fäsche, Lena Guderjahn, Catherine Gunzenhauser, Julia Merkt, Antje Von Suchodoletz

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Abstract

The present studies aimed at investigating whether children’s risk for self-regulatory failure implicates poor academic outcomes even before the start of formal instruction. Therefore, we analyzed the association between children’s self-regulation abilities (i.e., operationalized with different paradigms) and academic achievement (i.e., early math skills). In Study 1, we found that parent-rated self-regulation predicted early math skills in preschool children. Additionally, the time that children managed to successfully delay a response predicted early math skills. In Study 2, we found that self-regulated behavior in preschool children as measured in a newly developed computerized delay task predicted early math skills. The results are discussed with respect to the importance of children’s self-regulation abilities for successful academic achievement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)805-820
Number of pages16
JournalChild Indicators Research
Volume7
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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Keywords

  • ADHD
  • Delay
  • Early math skills
  • Preschool children
  • Self-regulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Social Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science

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The Impact of Self-Regulation on Preschool Mathematical Achievement. / Gawrilow, Caterina; Fäsche, Anika; Guderjahn, Lena; Gunzenhauser, Catherine; Merkt, Julia; Von Suchodoletz, Antje.

In: Child Indicators Research, Vol. 7, No. 4, 01.01.2014, p. 805-820.

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Gawrilow, C, Fäsche, A, Guderjahn, L, Gunzenhauser, C, Merkt, J & Von Suchodoletz, A 2014, 'The Impact of Self-Regulation on Preschool Mathematical Achievement', Child Indicators Research, vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 805-820. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12187-013-9201-y
Gawrilow, Caterina ; Fäsche, Anika ; Guderjahn, Lena ; Gunzenhauser, Catherine ; Merkt, Julia ; Von Suchodoletz, Antje. / The Impact of Self-Regulation on Preschool Mathematical Achievement. In: Child Indicators Research. 2014 ; Vol. 7, No. 4. pp. 805-820.
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