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Measuring behavioral regulation in young children Public Deposited

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  • Early behavioral regulation has been identified as an important component of school readiness, yet few easy-to-administer measures exist that directly assess this skill in young children outside of the United States (U.S.). In this dissertation, two studies were conducted to examine the reliability and validity of a direct measure of behavioral regulation in preschoolers. Study 1 examined the psychometric properties of the Head-to-Toes Task (HTT) for 3.5-year-old Taiwanese children, including relations to early math and vocabulary skils. Results indicated that the HTT captured maturational differences, and significantly predicted early math and vocabulary skills when controlling for child age, parent education level, and teacher ratings of behavioral regulation. The task however, was not significantly related to teacher ratings of behavioral regulation. Study 2 examined the reliability and validity of a more complicated version of the HTT the Head-Toes-Knees-Shoulders Task (HTKS) for preschoolers in the U.S., Taiwan, South Korea, and China. Consistency was found on the task across all four samples where the HTKS captured maturational differences and significantly predicted early academic skills. Some differences were also found in the ages that the task was best-suited for, and in its relations to teacher ratings of behavioral regulation which were significant in the U.S. and South Korea but not in Taiwan and China. Overall, these studies lay the foundation for the use of the HTT and HTKS in four societies as measures that predict early achievement and can be used to help children to be successful in early school settings.
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