Classroom quality and Chinese preschool Children's approaches to learning
Hu,Bi Ying1; Teo,Timothy1; Nie,Youyan2; Wu,Zhongling1
Source PublicationLearning and Individual Differences
ISSN18733425 10416080
AbstractUsing a large and representative sample of 1882 children from 60 preschools in China, this study examined how classroom quality was associated with preschool children's approaches to learning. Certified observers rated classroom quality using the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS; Pianta, La Paro, & Hamre, 2008) according to three domains: emotional support, classroom organization, and instructional support. Furthermore, the Preschool Learning Behavior Scale (PLBS; McDermott, Rikoon, Waterman, & Fantuzzo, 2012) was used to measure the children's approaches to learning through three dimensions: competence motivation (CM), learning strategy (LS), and attention/persistence (AP). Hierarchical linear modeling results showed that after controlling for the children's gender, sibling status, and family socioeconomic status, emotional support had positive relationship with their LS and AP. Classroom organization had negative relationship with children's LS and AP. No relationship was found between classroom quality and CM. Our findings highlight the importance of enhancing classroom quality to foster children's positive learning behavior in preschool classrooms.
KeywordApproaches to learning China Classroom quality Preschool children
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Document TypeJournal article
CollectionUniversity of Macau
Corresponding AuthorWu,Zhongling
Affiliation1.University of Macau,,Macao
2.Nanyang Technological University,,Singapore
First Author AffilicationUniversity of Macau
Corresponding Author AffilicationUniversity of Macau
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Hu,Bi Ying,Teo,Timothy,Nie,Youyan,et al. Classroom quality and Chinese preschool Children's approaches to learning[J]. Learning and Individual Differences,2017,54:51-59.
APA Hu,Bi Ying,Teo,Timothy,Nie,Youyan,&Wu,Zhongling.(2017).Classroom quality and Chinese preschool Children's approaches to learning.Learning and Individual Differences,54,51-59.
MLA Hu,Bi Ying,et al."Classroom quality and Chinese preschool Children's approaches to learning".Learning and Individual Differences 54(2017):51-59.
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