Enhancing Preschoolers’ Self-Regulation Via Mindful Yoga

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 17 Citations

Abstract

This study evaluated the effectiveness of a mindfulness-based yoga intervention in promoting self-regulation among preschool children (3–5 years old). Twenty-nine children (16 intervention and 13 control) participated in the yearlong study that used a quasi experimental pretest/posttest treatment and control design. The mindful yoga intervention was implemented regularly by the classroom teacher for the treatment group. Treatment and control participants completed evaluations that assessed multiple indices of children’s self-regulation (i.e., attention, delay of gratification and inhibitory control) using a combination of parent report and direct assessments. Results from the direct assessments indicated significant effects of the intervention across all three indices of self-regulation. There was also some evidence that the children who were most at risk of self-regulation dysfunction benefited the most from the intervention. Implications of this study for current practice in early childhood education are discussed along with possibilities for future research in this area.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)372-385
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Child and Family Studies
Volume24
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015

Fingerprint

self-regulation
intervention
Yoga
Informal Social Control
control
child
index
assessment
Mindfulness
Education
measurement method
preschool child
pretest
childhood
attention
classroom
effectiveness
teacher
participant
risk

Keywords

  • Effortful control
  • Executive function
  • Mindfulness
  • Self-regulation
  • Yoga

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Life-span and Life-course Studies

Cite this

Enhancing Preschoolers’ Self-Regulation Via Mindful Yoga. / Razza, Rachel A.; Bergen-Cico, Dessa; Raymond, Kimberly.

In: Journal of Child and Family Studies, Vol. 24, No. 2, 2015, p. 372-385.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Razza, Rachel A.; Bergen-Cico, Dessa; Raymond, Kimberly / Enhancing Preschoolers’ Self-Regulation Via Mindful Yoga.

In: Journal of Child and Family Studies, Vol. 24, No. 2, 2015, p. 372-385.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{b70a926433f24ad9a7251395371fa346,
title = "Enhancing Preschoolers’ Self-Regulation Via Mindful Yoga",
abstract = "This study evaluated the effectiveness of a mindfulness-based yoga intervention in promoting self-regulation among preschool children (3–5 years old). Twenty-nine children (16 intervention and 13 control) participated in the yearlong study that used a quasi experimental pretest/posttest treatment and control design. The mindful yoga intervention was implemented regularly by the classroom teacher for the treatment group. Treatment and control participants completed evaluations that assessed multiple indices of children’s self-regulation (i.e., attention, delay of gratification and inhibitory control) using a combination of parent report and direct assessments. Results from the direct assessments indicated significant effects of the intervention across all three indices of self-regulation. There was also some evidence that the children who were most at risk of self-regulation dysfunction benefited the most from the intervention. Implications of this study for current practice in early childhood education are discussed along with possibilities for future research in this area.",
keywords = "Effortful control, Executive function, Mindfulness, Self-regulation, Yoga",
author = "Razza, {Rachel A.} and Dessa Bergen-Cico and Kimberly Raymond",
year = "2015",
doi = "10.1007/s10826-013-9847-6",
volume = "24",
pages = "372--385",
journal = "Journal of Child and Family Studies",
issn = "1062-1024",
publisher = "Springer New York",
number = "2",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Enhancing Preschoolers’ Self-Regulation Via Mindful Yoga

AU - Razza,Rachel A.

AU - Bergen-Cico,Dessa

AU - Raymond,Kimberly

PY - 2015

Y1 - 2015

N2 - This study evaluated the effectiveness of a mindfulness-based yoga intervention in promoting self-regulation among preschool children (3–5 years old). Twenty-nine children (16 intervention and 13 control) participated in the yearlong study that used a quasi experimental pretest/posttest treatment and control design. The mindful yoga intervention was implemented regularly by the classroom teacher for the treatment group. Treatment and control participants completed evaluations that assessed multiple indices of children’s self-regulation (i.e., attention, delay of gratification and inhibitory control) using a combination of parent report and direct assessments. Results from the direct assessments indicated significant effects of the intervention across all three indices of self-regulation. There was also some evidence that the children who were most at risk of self-regulation dysfunction benefited the most from the intervention. Implications of this study for current practice in early childhood education are discussed along with possibilities for future research in this area.

AB - This study evaluated the effectiveness of a mindfulness-based yoga intervention in promoting self-regulation among preschool children (3–5 years old). Twenty-nine children (16 intervention and 13 control) participated in the yearlong study that used a quasi experimental pretest/posttest treatment and control design. The mindful yoga intervention was implemented regularly by the classroom teacher for the treatment group. Treatment and control participants completed evaluations that assessed multiple indices of children’s self-regulation (i.e., attention, delay of gratification and inhibitory control) using a combination of parent report and direct assessments. Results from the direct assessments indicated significant effects of the intervention across all three indices of self-regulation. There was also some evidence that the children who were most at risk of self-regulation dysfunction benefited the most from the intervention. Implications of this study for current practice in early childhood education are discussed along with possibilities for future research in this area.

KW - Effortful control

KW - Executive function

KW - Mindfulness

KW - Self-regulation

KW - Yoga

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84913558846&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84913558846&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1007/s10826-013-9847-6

DO - 10.1007/s10826-013-9847-6

M3 - Article

VL - 24

SP - 372

EP - 385

JO - Journal of Child and Family Studies

T2 - Journal of Child and Family Studies

JF - Journal of Child and Family Studies

SN - 1062-1024

IS - 2

ER -