Child temperament and cognition: Associations among parents’ and
teachers’ temperament-reports and fluid intelligence.
Temperament is one of the factors that explain individual differences in
child cognition, and it is usually measured through parental reports.
Few studies showed that temperament reports varied depending on whether
the reporter is a parent or a teacher, but a quite unexplored question
is how each report predicts child cognition. This study analyzes how
temperament reports from parents and teachers, predict the performance
in a fluid intelligence task in 87 Argentinean children aged 4-5 years
from medium-to-low socioeconomic status. Children were administered the
Matrix subtest of KABC-II, and their temperament was evaluated with the
CBQ Very Short Form, administered to parents and also to teachers. We
will run one multilevel mixed-effects linear regression for CBQ
dimensions, including teacher report of child temperament as the first
level of nesting, and parental report of child temperament as the second
level; the Matrix subtest’s total score will be the dependent variable.