Predictors of Behavioral Regulation in Kindergarten: Household Chaos, Parenting, and Early Executive Functions

Vernon-Feagans, L., Willoughby, M., Garrett-Peters, P., & the Family Life Project Key Investigators
2016

From the abstract: "Behavioral regulation is an important school readiness skill that has been linked to early executive function (EF) and later success in learning and school achievement. Although poverty and related risks, as well as negative parenting, have been associated with poorer EF and behavioral regulation, chaotic home environments may also play a role in understanding both early EF and later behavioral regulation at school age... Results suggested that household chaos disorganization indirectly predicted kindergarten behavioral regulation through intermediate impacts on parenting behaviors and children’s early EF skills. These findings suggest the importance of early household chaos disorganization, the parenting environment, and early EF skills in understanding behavioral regulation above and beyond poverty-related risks."

Related Project(s):
Family Life Project
Available here: Developmental Psychology
Citation: Vernon-Feagans, L., Willoughby, M., Garrett-Peters, P., & the Family Life Project Key Investigators. (2016). Predictors of behavioral regulation in kindergarten: Household chaos, parenting, and early executive functions. Developmental Psychology, 52, 430-441.
DOI: 10.1037/dev0000087