International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The Level of Cognitive and Linguistic Concepts in Pre-School Children in Jordan and Its Relation to gender and Kindergarten Enrollment Variables
Dr. Nadia Hayel Al-Srour, Safa M Al-ALi

The study aimed at revealing the level of cognitive and linguistic concepts of the pre-school children stage in Jordan and its relation to gender and kindergarten enrollment. To achieve the objectives of the study, the researchers built a test for the cognitive and linguistic capabilities of the pre-school children. After the test’s validity and reliability had been assured, the researchers applied the test on a sample consisting of 577 child whose age ranged from 3 to 5 years in Amman Governorate. Results showed the children’s level of linguistic and concept development was high in general. There was lack of statistically significant differences attributed to gender variable according to the general conceptual level but at the same time there were still some fields where females showed their superiority. There were also statistically significant differences attributed to kindergarten enrollment variable as the results were in favour of the children who joined kindergarten compared with children who did not.

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