A multi-dimensional view on children's school readiness: Longitudinal evidence concerning cognitive and social aspects

Sassu, Raluca; Roebers, Claudia M. (2016). A multi-dimensional view on children's school readiness: Longitudinal evidence concerning cognitive and social aspects. Zeitschrift für Entwicklungspsychologie und Pädagogische Psychologie, 48(3), pp. 144-157. Hogrefe 10.1026/0049-8637/a000154

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The present longitudinal study explores, on the one hand, the nature and strengths of the relation between cognitive and behavioral self-regulation, and, on the other hand, the impact of early social, cognitive, and self-regulatory skills on later school achievement and social school adjustment. Findings indicate that working memory is the most important predictor of academic achievement in the longitudinal perspective; individual differences in social school adjustment, in contrast, were mainly explained by earlier behavioral self-regulatory skills. Executive functions, however, may additionally help us to understand the developmental mechanisms responsible for the successes and failures of school adaptation, while behavioral self-regulation, based on its adaptive role, may be quintessential in supporting a child’s successful transition into formal schooling, including its social demands. Keywords: school readiness, behavioral self-regulation, executive functions, social skills, academic achievement

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Developmental Psychology

Graduate School:

Swiss Graduate School for Cognition, Learning and Memory (SGS-CLM)

UniBE Contributor:

Sassu, Ana-Raluca and Roebers, Claudia

Subjects:

100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology

ISSN:

0049-8637

Publisher:

Hogrefe

Language:

English

Submitter:

Michelle Maurer

Date Deposited:

28 Jun 2017 10:07

Last Modified:

12 Sep 2017 07:52

Publisher DOI:

10.1026/0049-8637/a000154

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.101002

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/101002

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