Children's Transition to School: Relationships Between Preschool Attendance, Cortisol Patterns, and Effortful Control

  title={Children's Transition to School: Relationships Between Preschool Attendance, Cortisol Patterns, and Effortful Control},
  author={James Hall and Ariel Lindorff},
  journal={The Educational and Developmental Psychologist},
  pages={1 - 18}
Aims: To determine whether distinct trends can exist in children's diurnal cortisol slopes as they transition to school, and the extent to which these trends relate to preschool attendance and/or exerted effortful control. Method: A secondary analysis of the anonymised data gathered for the UK Transition to School Study was carried out. 105 children were studied over a 12-month period during transition to school at mean age 55 months. Children's diurnal cortisol slopes were measured as the… 
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