Cognitive developmental levels of preschool children in relation to peer relationships

Gülay Ogelman H., Seçer Z., Önder A.

European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, vol.23, no.4, pp.563-572, 2015 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/1350293x.2015.1087157
  • Journal Name: European Early Childhood Education Research Journal
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.563-572
  • Keywords: cognitive development, peer relationships, preschool children, victimisation


© 2015 EECERA.The purpose of the study is to investigate the cognitive developmental levels of five- to six-year-old preschool children with regard to their peer relationships. The relational survey method was used in the study. One hundred and fifty one children aged five- to six-years-old participated in the study. The Child Behaviour Scale, Peer Victimisation Scale and the Marmara Developmental Scale-Cognitive Development subscale were filled out by preschool teachers. The data was analysed using the Basic Linear Regression Technique. According to the results of the study, five- to six-year-old children's cognitive development levels have a significant predictor on variables of peer relationship.