Sara A. Schmitt
Purdue University
Publications 45
#1Joyce Lin (Purdue University)
Last.David J. PurpuraH-Index: 17
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Background Parent involvement in children’s education has been linked to positive academic and behavioral outcomes. Home-based involvement is especially important for those who may face barriers to being involved at school. Teachers and school directors can encourage home learning activities, but research examining parent–educator communication for preschoolers is not as robust relative to school-aged children.
#1Sara A. Schmitt (Purdue University)H-Index: 9
#2Robert Duncan (Purdue University)H-Index: 7
Last.Irem Korucu (Purdue University)H-Index: 1
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ABSTRACTResearch Findings: The aim of the current study was to examine the extent to which the effects of preschool classroom quality on children’s mathematics is moderated by executive functioning...
#1Irem KorucuH-Index: 1
#2Emily RolanH-Index: 1
Last.Sara A. SchmittH-Index: 9
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#1Sara A. Schmitt (Purdue University)H-Index: 9
#2Irem Korucu (Purdue University)H-Index: 1
Last.Fuyi Yang (ECNU: East China Normal University)H-Index: 3
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This study investigated cross-cultural variation in the development of executive functioning (EF) across the preschool period for United States and Chinese children from low and high socioeconomic families using a longitudinal design. Participants included 216 preschool children (n = 125 from the US; n = 91 from Shanghai and Jiangxi, China). On average, children were approximately 4 years old. In the US sample, 56% were female, and in the Chinese sample, 54% were female. Results from multi-level...
#1Sara A. Schmitt (Purdue University)H-Index: 9
#2David J. Purpura (Purdue University)H-Index: 17
Last.James Elicker (Purdue University)H-Index: 8
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Abstract The primary aim of the current study was to identify the predictive relations of both vocabulary and mathematical language to executive functioning (EF) development using a sample of 558 preschool children ( M age = 57.75 months, SD = 3.71). Monthly family income ranged from 0 to 539 ( M = 1508.18, SD = 92.92). Among the sample, 44% of the children were African American, 32% were Caucasian, 12% were Hispanic, 11% were multiracial, and 1% were Asian. Although the primary study goal...
#1Sara A. Schmitt (Purdue University)H-Index: 9
#2Irem Korucu (Purdue University)H-Index: 1
Last.David J. Purpura (Purdue University)H-Index: 17
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ABSTRACTThe primary aim of this study was to examine associations between executive functioning (EF) and child weight status (categorized from body mass index [BMI] percentiles) in a sample of preschool children. Participants included 80 preschool children (mean age = 4.17 years, female = 52%). Hierarchical regression analyses as well as analysis of covariance were used to test hypotheses. Overall, results indicated that children with higher EF scores (on a composite score of three underlying EF...
#1David J. Purpura (Purdue University)H-Index: 17
#2Sara A. Schmitt (Purdue University)H-Index: 9
Abstract This opening paper presents the background to a Special Issue devoted to cross-domain development of academic and cognitive skills in young children (birth to 8). A growing body of research over the last decade has indicated that academic and cognitive skills develop in tandem across the early years. The 22 articles included in this Special Issue, though generally centered on the core domains of school readiness (literacy, mathematics, and self-regulation), address key issues in how the...