Vol. 7 No. 2 (2020)
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Kindergarten Pupils’ Birth Order and Domains of Early Childhood Development

Rene G. Nanit
Tarlac Agricultural University Camiling, Tarlac, Philippines.

Published 2020-06-04

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Keywords

  • Kindergarten, Birth order, Achievement, Fine motor skills, Gross motor skills, Self-help skills, Receptive language skills, Expressive language skills, Cognitive skills, Socio-emotional skills.

How to Cite

Nanit, R. G. (2020). Kindergarten Pupils’ Birth Order and Domains of Early Childhood Development. Asian Journal of Social Sciences and Management Studies, 7(2), 143–151. https://doi.org/10.20448/journal.500.2020.72.143.151

Abstract

This study aimed to find significant relationship of kindergarten pupils’ birth order and achievement in domains of early childhood development (e.g., gross and fine motors, self-help, receptive and expressive languages, cognitive, and socio-emotional) using descriptive-correlational design. A total population of 360 was reduced to 189 using Slovin’s formula; respondents were chosen through random sampling. Results show that most of the kindergarten pupils are last-born children. Pupils’ achievement in fine motor, receptive language, and cognitive domains was average while slightly delayed in gross motor, self-help, expressive language, and socio-emotional domains. Statistically, gross motor and expressive language domains have a significant relationship with birth order. In the gross motor, only middle born children have developed averagely; others were slightly delayed. In expressive language, only-child kindergarten pupils perform better than the other birth order. With this, teachers should consider birth order in providing learning opportunities to develop gross motor and expressive language.

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