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Date of Award
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
Educational and School Psychology
First Committee Member
Amy Scott Brown
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The current study explored the relation between sustained attention and the social skills of assertion, cooperation, self-control, and peer competence and whether sex moderated this relation. Data from the National Institute of Child Health and Development – Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development were analyzed. Structural equation models were used to test the possibility of sex as a moderator for each relation. Results suggest sex moderates the relation between sustained attention and assertion skills. Additionally, results suggest sex moderates the relation between sustained attention and cooperation skills. However, results suggest sex did not moderate the relation between sustained attention and self-control and also suggest sex did not moderate the relations between sustained attention and peer competence. Such relations emphasize the importance of understanding social outcomes for children who struggle with attention and should be utilized by educators, parents, and families to ensure social success for children with attention problems.
Burns, Amy Jean. (2018). Effects of Sustained Attention on the Social Skills of Assertion, Cooperation, Self Control, and Peer Competence. University of the Pacific, Dissertation. https://scholarlycommons.pacific.edu/uop_etds/3112