Document Details

Document Type:   Thesis
Title:   The Relationship Between Attention and Memory and School Readiness in West Virginia Preschoolers
Author:   Brenda Carol Parker
College:   Liberal Arts
Degree Program:   Psychology, M.A.
Degree:   Master of Arts
Committee Director:   Libby Boyles, Ph.d.
Document Availability:   Document available for World-Wide access.
Date of Defense:   11-12-2001

The current study investigated the relationship between memory and attention and academic readiness in children between the ages of 2 and 5. Seventy-four preschool children were involved in the study and were selected from childcare centers participating in the Educare project in West Virginia. All subjects were tested with the Bracken and the Carolina Curriculum. The Bracken measured the academic readiness and the Carolina Curriculum measured memory and attention levels of the children. The results indicated a moderate positive correlation between memory and attention and academic readiness. The findings supported the position that there is a positive correlation between mastery of attention and memory and academic readiness. Further research is recommended to determine an appropriate role, if any, that memory and attention can play in academic readiness at different age levels. 

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