The Relationship Between Mathematical Abilities and Phonological Awareness Skills in Greek Students


  • Anastasia Kourti
  • Meesha Warmington Department of Human Communication Sciences at the University of Sheffield


Keywords: Cognitive Psychology, Mathematical Abilities, Phonological Abilities


Background: Research indicates that phonological awareness is correlated to mathematical abilities. There are, however, little evidence in Greek language.

Purpose: The purpose of this research is to identify whether there is a relationship between phonological awareness (PA) and mathematical skills in monolingual Greek 1st Graders. Although Greek language differs from English in morphology and phoneme-grapheme correspondence, similar findings are expected as in international literature.

Method: The present study assessed 45 children, students of 1st Grade in non-verbal IQ, reading, Rapid Automatized Naming (RAN), Phonological Awareness (PA) and mathematical skills.

Results and conclusions: Correlation analysis showed that there is a significant correlate between mathematical abilities and PA, and RAN. In addition, mathematical skills correlate to reading abilities and age of the participant. Regression analysis also revealed a correlation between mathematical abilities and PA, and RAN.



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