AN EXPLORATION OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF VIETNAMESE CHILDREN’S SELF-CONTROL ABILITY

TitleAN EXPLORATION OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF VIETNAMESE CHILDREN’S SELF-CONTROL ABILITY
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsHuang, S-TT, Tran-Chi, V-L, Hsiao, T-E
JournalProblems of Education in the 21st Century
Volume76
Issue3
Start Page309-317
PaginationContinuous
Date PublishedJune/2018
Type of ArticleOriginal article
ISSN1822-7864
Other NumbersE-ISSN 2538-7111
Keywordsacademic performance, self-control, self-ratings, Vietnamese children
Abstract

The purpose of the present research is to explore the development of self-control ability during childhood. A group of 360 children (185 boys and 175 girls from grades 2, 4, and 6) participated in the survey. They completed the Children’s Perceived Self-Control Scale (CPSC) which included the interpersonal self-control (ISC), the personal self-control (PSC), and the self-evaluation (SE) subscales. Results showed significant differences in ISC, SE and total scores among the second, fourth and sixth graders. On the total scores, the fourth graders had higher scores than the second and the sixth graders. Moreover, the scores of ISC of the fourth graders were higher than those of the sixth grades. There was no gender difference and interaction of gender and grade found. The results suggested that the development of self-control following a quadratic pattern increased and reached a peak in the fourth grade and then decreased during sixth grade time.

URLhttp://oaji.net/articles/2017/457-1529089541.pdf
Refereed DesignationRefereed
Full Text