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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ID Code: 78354
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
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 19 Nov 2014 04:28
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2017 14:44

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