Assessment of Social-Emotional Skills Development of Children Aged 4-6 Years in Tehran Kindergartens

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Department of Psychiatry Urmia University of Medical Sciences

Abstract

The main purpose of this Ex post facto study was the assessment of social-emotional skills development of children aged 4-6 years in Tehran kindergartens. One hundred children aged 4 to 6 years from six kindergartens in different areas of Tehran were randomly selected. The research instrument was CAMS (curriculum and monitoring system) social-emotional skills development chart. The assessment of children social-emotional skills development was done by interviewing with their mothers and teachers and by observing the children. The results showed significant differences between the social-emotional skills scores of the 4-6 years old children and the criterion scores. Meanwhile, the qualitative analyses indicated that children in these age groups had problem in some skills such as being able to tolerate frustration and pointing out differences between self and others remarkably. Finally, the results highlighted the importance of the cultural-social-educational factors.

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