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Classroom quality and Chinese preschool Children's approaches to learning
Hu, Bi Ying1; Teo, Timothy1; Nie, Youyan2; Wu, Zhongling1
2017-02
Source PublicationLEARNING AND INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES
ISSN1041-6080
Volume54Pages:51-59
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, Waterthan, & Fantuzzo, 2012) was used to measure the children's approaches to learning through three dimensions: competence motivation (CM), learning strategy (IS), 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. (C) 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
KeywordClassroom quality Approaches to learning China Preschool children
DOI10.1016/j.lindif.2017.01.007
URLView the original
Indexed BySSCI
Language英语
WOS Research AreaPsychology
WOS SubjectPsychology, Educational
WOS IDWOS:000397351100006
PublisherELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
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Document TypeJournal article
CollectionUniversity of Macau
Affiliation1.Univ Macau, Taipa, Macao, Peoples R China;
2.Nanyang Technol Univ, Singapore, Singapore
First 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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