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dc.contributor.authorMittinty, M-
dc.contributor.authorLynch, J-
dc.contributor.authorSawyer, A-
dc.contributor.authorChittleborough, C-
dc.description.abstractIntroduction: Understanding how the social and emotional development of young children influences academic outcomes is important to enable better targeting of interventions designed to improve school readiness and academic outcomes. This prospective study investigated the extent to which self-regulatory abilities when children were aged 2-3 years, including attention and emotion regulation, predicted academic outcomes at age 6-7 years. Method: The study used data from the birth cohort of the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children. Children were assessed when they were aged 2-3, 4-5 and 6-7 years (n=2230). Latent class analysis used items from the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire and the Short Temperament Scale to create indicators of attention and emotion regulation. School readiness at age 4-5 years was assessed using the child-completed ‘Who Am I?’ questionnaire. School performance at age 6-7 years was assessed with the teacher-rated Academic Rating Scale (ARS) and Approaches to Learning Scale (ALS). Preliminary results: Children with low emotion regulation at age 2-3 scored lower on school readiness (beta coefficient=-1.16, 95% CI -1.99 to -0.33) and school performance (ARS mathematical thinking beta coefficient-0.11, -0.19 to -0.02; ARS language and literacy beta coefficient=-0.16, -0.24 to -0.08; ALS beta coefficient=-0.24, -1.9 to -0.32) after adjustment for gender and socioeconomic disadvantage. Results were similar for attention regulation. Conclusion: Attention and emotion regulation in young children are potential targets for interventions designed to improve later school readiness and school performance. Key message: Children’s development of self-regulatory abilities in early life may play an important role in later success in school.en
dc.subjectChild Development -- Emotionalen
dc.subjectEducation and Training -- School readinessen
dc.subjectEducation and Training -- Literacy and numeracyen
dc.subjectChildren -- Early childhooden
dc.titleThe role of attention and emotion regulation in school readiness and school performanceen
dc.typeConference Presentationsen
dc.description.keywordsAcademic Achievementen
dc.description.keywordsEmotion regulationen
dc.description.keywordsAttention regulationen
dc.description.conferencelocationAdelaide, South Australiaen
dc.description.conferencenamePopulation Health Congressen
dc.description.formatOral Presentationen
dc.identifier.emailAlyssa Sawyeren
dc.subject.dssChildhood and child developmenten
dc.subject.dssLearning, education and trainingen
dc.subject.dssmaincategoryChild Developmenten
dc.subject.dssmaincategoryEducation and Trainingen
dc.subject.dsssubcategoryEarly childhooden
dc.subject.dsssubcategoryLiteracy and numeracyen
dc.subject.dsssubcategorySchool readinessen
dc.subject.flosseChildhood and child developmenten
dc.subject.flosseLearning, education and trainingen
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