How The Educational Climate Can Influence The Psychometric Parameters Of Preschool Children?

Aurela Saliaj, Ermira Kola, Lorena Lazaj, Majlinda Rakipaj, Emiljana Çorraj

Abstract


Background:There are several environmental factors which influence the preschoolers’ psychomotor development and the most considerable ones are socio-economic status and day care’s learning&care environment.

Aim of this study is to assess how the change of socio-economic gradient and the quality of care environment influence the average and the differences in psychometric domains of ASQ-3 in preschoolers.

Method:We assessed the psychometric parameters of all preschoolers enrolled in some of day cares in Vlora city, Albania using the ASQ-3. We also assessed the quality of care environment according to ECERS-R and the socio-economic statusupon the father’s occupation.

Results:In the end of this research we found that not only a considerable percentage of preschoolers included in this study have psychomotor delays, but also that these delays and the average of psychomotor development have a significant relationship with the environment factors, as socio-economic status and care environment.

Conclusions: Children development depends more on instructing capacities of kindergartens’ staff than mothers. So the public health workers should work more with mothers in this direction, focusing in the lowest socioeconomic classes.


Keywords


Psychometric Parameters, Psychomotor Development, Socio-Economic Status,Learning & Careenvironment.

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