Inattention at age seven linked with lower final high school exam grades

3 Mei

Interessante studie die ik ontdekte via het Engelstalige blog van Pedro.

From experience to meaning...

Correlation again rather than a causal relation, but new research has shown that children who display increasing levels of inattention at the age of seven are at risk of worse academic outcomes in their GCSE examinations in the UK at age 16.

From the press release:

Researchers at the Universities of Nottingham and Bristol studied more than 11,000 children as part of the research which was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and is published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

The findings of the research have a range of implications for parents, teachers and clinicians.

The research was led by Kapil Sayal, Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the School of Medicine at The University of Nottingham. Professor Sayal said: “Teachers and parents should be aware of the long-term academic impact of behaviours such as inattention and…

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