Optimising the education and care experiences of children with 'difficult' temperament
Davis, Elspeth Anne (2014) Optimising the education and care experiences of children with 'difficult' temperament. PhD by Publication, Queensland University of Technology.
This thesis asked whether more temperamentally reactive or difficult children are more sensitive to Early Childhood and Care (ECEC) environments than less reactive children. The aim was to assess what forms of ECEC provision best support more reactive children. The study analysed data from the national Effective Early Educational Experiences (E4Kids). Children with reactive temperament had less behavioural difficulties in classrooms with higher quality instruction but more when instructional quality was low. The findings underscore the importance of higher quality ECEC environments for temperamentally vulnerable children and the possibility that temperamentally reactive children are "barometers" of ECEC quality more generally.
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|Item Type:||QUT Thesis (PhD by Publication)|
|Supervisor:||Thorpe, Karen, Eivers, Areana, & Hurst, Cameron|
|Keywords:||differential susceptibility, dual-risk, temperament, early childhood education and care (ECEC), early childhood education (ECE), quality of childcare, region of significance, selection effects|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
|Institution:||Queensland University of Technology|
|Deposited On:||19 Nov 2014 04:28|
|Last Modified:||02 Sep 2015 05:51|
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