A Study on Social Competence and Temperament of Pre-School Children’s

  •  Serpil Pekdogan    
  •  Mehmet Kanak    


The purpose of this research is to explore the social competence and temperament of 4-6 age group children attending pre-school education institutions, to identify whether their social competence levels vary by gender, and to show the relationship between the sub-dimensions of social competence and those of temperament. The study group consists of n=148 female children and n=180 male children in 4-6 age group receiving pre-school education. The data were collected via the Social Competence and Behavior Evaluation Scale-SCBE 30 and the Short Temperament Scale for Children. The data were analyzed via independent-samples t-test and Pearson’s correlation coefficient. The findings were evaluated at .05-.001 significance level. The research findings indicated that children’s social competence levels significantly vary by gender (p<05), and there are positive and negative significant relationships between the sub-dimensions of social competence and those of temperament (p<.05, p<.001). The findings of the research were discussed in the light of some research and literature, some suggestions have been made.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1927-5250
  • ISSN(Online): 1927-5269
  • Started: 2012
  • Frequency: bimonthly

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