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Developing a parent report measure of social cognition from birth to 3 years

Nurmsoo, Erika (2017) Developing a parent report measure of social cognition from birth to 3 years. In: LCICD 2017: Lancaster international conference on infant and early child development, 23-25 Aug 2017, Lancaster, UK. (Unpublished) (KAR id:62984)

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While social cognition has traditionally been measured with lab tasks (e.g., Carpenter, et al., 1998), recently, Tahiroglu et al (2014) have developed the

socio-cognitive development, we have created a parent-report measure of social cognition from birth to 3 years, the Early Social Cognition Scale (ESCS).

In study 1 (exploratory, N=230) parents of 0- to 47-month-olds completed the 23-question ESCS online. Questions determined children’s level of social

make mistakes? E.g., that they dropped a plate by accident.” One item did not correlate with the total score, “Does your child like to look at faces?”

excellent, KR20=0.95. The ESCS correlated strongly with age, Pearson’s r=0.86, p<.001.

In study 2 (confirmatory, N=228), scale reliability was again excellent, KR20=0.93, and again, the ESCS correlated strongly with age, Pearson’s

r=0.56, p<.001, df=45, controlling for age. Children (N=24) also had similar scores 12 months later, Pearson’s r=0.66, p=.001, df=21, controlling for age.

parents gave similar scores to children (N=32), Pearson’s r=0.85, p<.001, df=29, controlling for age.

The final stage will involve comparing the ESCS to lab tasks for 84 children.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Poster)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF41 Psychology and philosophy
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Developmental Psychology
Depositing User: Erika Nurmsoo
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2017 14:27 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 19:24 UTC
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