Study Findings on Children's Temperament and Learning Performance Links

Based on the results of three studies, all of them indicated that children's temperament (“activity level”, “adaptability”, “approach/withdrawal”, “emotional intensity”, “distractibility”, and “persistence”) at age 3-8 was able to predict their classroom behaviors and learning achievement. The strength of prediction was even stronger than for children's intellectual skills and parental education.

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1: "The Relationships Between Temperament Characteristics, Intelligence, Taskengagement And Mathematics Achievement," British Journal Of Educational Psychology, 1985, by ZR Mevarech. (Citations: 18).

S ummary. This study investigated the relations between pupils' temperament, intellectual ability. Time On Task (TOT) and mathematics achievement. 87 second grade and 104 fourth grade children were observed for three weeks during arithmetic classes. The most ...


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1: "The Role Of Child Temperament As A Predictor Of Early Literacy And Numeracy Skills In Preschoolers," Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 1999, by RJ Coplan, AM Barber, DG Lagac-Sguin. (Citations: 67).

A study was performed to explore the role of temperament as a predictor of early literacy and numeracy skills in preschoolers. The participants in this study were 94 children (46 males, 48 females) enrolled in half-day junior kindergarten (Mage= 51.52, SD= 3.25 mos.). ...


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1: "Relationships Between Temperament And Classroom Behavior, Teacher Attitudes, And Academic Achievement," Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 1983, by RP Martin, R Nagle, K Paget. (Citations: 72).

Abstract This paper investigates the concurrent validity of the Teacher Form of the Temperament Assessment Battery. This questionnaire was designed to measure activity level, adaptability, approach/withdrawal, emotional intensity, distractibility, and ...



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