The Predictive Role of Temperamental Traits and Inbibitory-Control Skills on Ego Resiliency of Preschool Children

DİLAN BAYINDIR, Asude Balaban Dağal, Ozana Ural


Ego resiliency means positive development tendency despite risk factors. Resilient children are expected to cope with individual, familial and enviromental risk factors, so developing resiliency could be accepted as a developmental task for children. The aim of the study is to investigate the predictive role of two selected individual variables; inhibitory control skills and temperament charecteristics of preschool children, on their ego resiliency levels. The study is in survey method. The sample of the study includes 55-73 months old 78 children, who attend preschools and their mothers. The data collection tools that are used in this study are; The Personal Information Form, The Short Temperament Scale for Children and Children’s Ego Resiliency Scale (Mother Form). Also two tasks, named as Green-Red Signs and Touch Your Toe were used to assess preschoolers’ inbibitory control skills.  When all the variables are considered together in the regression analysis, it has been found that the inhibitory control skills are significantly predictive of children's ego resiliency, but temperamental characteristics are not.

Keywords: Ego Resiliency, Inhibitory Control, Temperament, Preschool Children

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