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02-12-2023 | Original Paper

Testing Longitudinal Relations among Preschool Sport and Kindergarten Executive Function and Academic Outcomes

Auteurs: Lindsey M. Bryant, Robert J. Duncan, David J. Purpura, Jorge A. Banda, James Elicker, Sara A. Schmitt

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Child and Family Studies | Uitgave 3/2024

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Abstract

The current study examined whether sport participation in preschool was related to executive functioning (EF) and academic outcomes (i.e., math, language, literacy) in the fall and spring of kindergarten, as well as whether EF in the fall of kindergarten mediated the relation between sport participation in preschool and academic outcomes in the spring of kindergarten. The sample was drawn from a state-funded prekindergarten program evaluation (n = 120 children; mean age at baseline = 57.63 months, female = 47%, mean monthly family income = $1636.92). Parents reported on child sport participation in the spring of the child’s preschool year. Children were directly assessed on EF and academic achievement in the fall and spring of kindergarten. Results revealed that sport participation in preschool only predicted literacy in the spring of kindergarten. There was no evidence that EF mediated the relation between sport participation and academic outcomes. Implications and future directions are discussed.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Testing Longitudinal Relations among Preschool Sport and Kindergarten Executive Function and Academic Outcomes
Auteurs
Lindsey M. Bryant
Robert J. Duncan
David J. Purpura
Jorge A. Banda
James Elicker
Sara A. Schmitt
Publicatiedatum
02-12-2023
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Child and Family Studies / Uitgave 3/2024
Print ISSN: 1062-1024
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-2843
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10826-023-02671-4

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