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Early Skills as Predictors for Later Educational Outcome in Mathematics and Science in Finland and Sweden : A Further Analysis on TIMSS 2015 Data (2022)


Harju-Luukkainen, H., Nissinen, K., & Vettenranta, J. (2022). Early Skills as Predictors for Later Educational Outcome in Mathematics and Science in Finland and Sweden : A Further Analysis on TIMSS 2015 Data. In H. Harju-Luukkainen, J. Kangas, & S. Garvis (Eds.), Finnish Early Childhood Education and Care : A Multi-theoretical perspective on research and practice (pp. 181-192). Springer. Early Childhood Research and Education : An Inter-theoretical Focus, 1. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-95512-0_13


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Publication details

All authors or editorsHarju-Luukkainen, Heidi; Nissinen, Kari; Vettenranta, Jouni

Parent publicationFinnish Early Childhood Education and Care : A Multi-theoretical perspective on research and practice

Parent publication editorsHarju-Luukkainen, Heidi; Kangas, Jonna; Garvis, Susanne

ISBN978-3-030-95511-3

eISBN978-3-030-95512-0

Journal or seriesEarly Childhood Research and Education : An Inter-theoretical Focus

ISSN2946-6091

eISSN2946-6105

Publication year2022

Publication date03/06/2022

Number in series1

Pages range181-192

Number of pages in the book280

PublisherSpringer

Place of PublicationCham

Publication countrySwitzerland

Publication languageEnglish

DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-95512-0_13

Publication open accessNot open

Publication channel open access

Publication is parallel published (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/92567


Abstract

Family-related factors, like parent’s educational level, expectations and socio-economic variables have a significant impact on students’ educational outcomes. In this study our aim is to examine how parental attitudes and the socioeconomic status of student’s family are related to student’s early literacy and numeracy skills and, further, to student’s performance in mathematics and science in the TIMSS assessment. As data we use the latest TIMSS 2015 data collected from parents and students in Finland and Sweden and further as method we use path analysis. According to the results, all considered variables have a highly significant and positive direct effect on the 4th grade student performance. However, some differences between the countries emerged. The results of this study highlight the importance of high-quality early childhood environments on students later educational outcome.


Keywordschildren (age groups)lower comprehensive schoollower comprehensive school pupilslearning resultsstudy performancemathematicsnatural sciencesfamily backgroundparentssocioeconomic factorssocioeconomic statussocial backgroundsocial environmentattitudeseffects (results)early childhood education and care


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Ministry reportingYes

Reporting Year2022

JUFO rating2


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