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Howard, Steven J.; Cook, Caylee J.; Everts, Lizl; Melhuish, Edward; Scerif, Gaia; Norris, Shane; Twine, Rhian; Kahn, Kathleen; Draper, Catherine E. – Developmental Science, 2020
The widely and internationally replicated socioeconomic status (SES) gradient of executive function (EF) implies that intervention approaches may do well to extrapolate conditions and practices from contexts that generate better child outcomes (in this case, higher SES circumstances) and translate these to contexts with comparatively poorer…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Executive Function, Socioeconomic Status, Intervention
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Turbeville, Ashley; Aber, J. Lawrence; Weinberg, Sharon L.; Richter, Linda; Heerden, Alastair – Developmental Science, 2019
Conceptualizing both economic well-being (EWB) and children's development as multidimensional constructs, the present study examines their association using bioecological developmental theory and structural equation modeling with Zulu children (ages 7-10) in KwaZulu-Natal, a highly impoverished region of South Africa (N = 1,958). Relative EWB…
Descriptors: Correlation, Well Being, Children, Mental Health
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Cook, Caylee J.; Howard, Steven J.; Scerif, Gaia; Twine, Rhian; Kahn, Kathleen; Norris, Shane A.; Draper, Catherine E. – Developmental Science, 2019
Executive function is foundational for cognitive development. Previous research has shown both gross motor skills and physical activity to be related to executive function. However, evidence for these relationships in the preschool years, as well as in low- and middle-income countries is lacking. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the…
Descriptors: Correlation, Physical Activities, Psychomotor Skills, Executive Function