A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä
Maternal sensitivity in responding during play and children’s pre-mathematical skills: a longitudinal study from infancy to preschool age

Alaotsikko: A Longitudinal Study from Infancy to Preschool Age
Julkaisun tekijät: Anne Sorariutta, Minna M. Hannula-Sormunen, Maarit Silvén
Kustantaja: Routlegde Taylor & Francis
Julkaisuvuosi: 2017
Journal: European Journal of Developmental Psychology
Lehden akronyymi: EjDP
Volyymi: 14
Julkaisunumero: 1
Sivujen määrä: 15
eISSN: 1740-5610


This longitudinal study explored how mothers’ sensitivity in responding to their child’s cognitive and emotional needs in infancy and toddlerhood predicts children’s pre-mathematical skills at early preschool age. The sample consisted of 65 mother-child dyads (N = 130 individuals) videotaped during joint play at ages 1;0 and 2;0. The children’s pre-mathematical skills were tested at age 3;0. The path analyses showed that, in infancy, mothers’ autonomy support and scaffolding are more strongly related than emotional support to children’s later performance on spatial and numerical tasks. The findings are discussed in relation to how maternal sensitivity in responding fosters children’s pre-mathematical development in an optimal way.

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