Impact of Self-Regulation Skills on Academic Performance of Young Children in Private Schools of Karachi

Abeer Kathawala, Shelina Bhamani


This research aimed to explore if self-regulation skills had any effect
on the academic outcomes of young children in private schools of
Karachi, Pakistan. Quantitative research method was used to
determine the impact of self-regulation upon the academic outcome of
young children by utilizing Early School Self-Regulation Scale-Care Giver
Version (Bhamani, 2012).The sample size consisted of randomly
chosen 210 children, studying in grades 1 and 2 from seven different
private schools in Karachi. The results of the research show that selfregulation
skills had a significant impact on the academic outcome of
young children in private schools of Karachi, b = -6.3, t (198) = 0.693,
p < .01. Self-regulation skills also explained a significant proportion of
variance in students grades, R2 = .397, F (1, 198) = 130.536, p < .01.


academic outcome, children, emotional regulation, private schools, self-regulation

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