Victoria J Molfese, PhD

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  • 1491 Citations
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1972 …2019
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2019
4 Citations (Scopus)

Child Sleep and Socioeconomic Context in the Development of Cognitive Abilities in Early Childhood

Hoyniak, C. P., Bates, J. E., Staples, A. D., Rudasill, K. M., Molfese, D. L. & Molfese, V. J., Sep 1 2019, In : Child development. 90, 5, p. 1718-1737 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Aptitude
cognitive ability
sleep
Sleep
childhood

Examining the associations between performance based and ratings of focused attention in toddlers: Are we measuring the same constructs?

Acar, I. H., Frohn, S., Prokasky, A., Molfese, V. J. & Bates, J. E., Jan 1 2019, In : Infant and Child Development. 28, 1, e2116.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Caregivers
Parents
Play and Playthings
Child Behavior
Statistical Factor Analysis
Mathematics
mathematics
Growth
kindergarten
gender

Night-to-night variability in the bedtime routine predicts sleep in toddlers

Prokasky, A., Fritz, M., Molfese, V. J. & Bates, J. E., Oct 1 2019, In : Early Childhood Research Quarterly. 49, p. 18-27 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

sleep
Sleep
weekend
parents
Regression Analysis
2018

Strategies to Encourage Mathematics Learning in Early Childhood: Discussions and Brainstorming Promote Stronger Performance

Ryoo, J. H., Molfese, V. J. & Brown, E. T., May 19 2018, In : Early Education and Development. 29, 4, p. 603-617 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mathematics
childhood
Learning
mathematics
learning
2017
4 Citations (Scopus)

He's just content to sit: A qualitative study of mothers' perceptions of infant obesity and physical activity

Dinkel, D., Snyder, K., Kyvelidou, A. & Molfese, V. J., Jun 19 2017, In : BMC Public Health. 17, 1, 585.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pediatric Obesity
Mothers
Exercise
Weights and Measures
Child Behavior
5 Citations (Scopus)

Identifying child temperament types using cluster analysis in three samples

Prokasky, A., Rudasill, K. M., Molfese, V. J., Putnam, S., Gartstein, M. & Rothbart, M., Apr 1 2017, In : Journal of Research in Personality. 67, p. 190-201 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Temperament
Cluster Analysis
Preschool Children
Caregivers
Parents
2 Citations (Scopus)

Nonlinear Growth Mixture Models With Fractional Polynomials: An Illustration With Early Childhood Mathematics Ability

Ryoo, J. H., Konold, T. R., Long, J. D., Molfese, V. J. & Zhou, X., Nov 2 2017, In : Structural Equation Modeling. 24, 6, p. 897-910 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fractional Polynomials
Mixture Modeling
Growth Model
Mixture Model
Nonlinear Modeling
2 Citations (Scopus)

Postural control strategies differ in normal weight and overweight infants

Dinkel, D., Snyder, K., Molfese, V. J. & Kyvelidou, A., Jun 1 2017, In : Gait and Posture. 55, p. 167-171 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Weights and Measures
Entropy
Behavior Control
Child Development
Research
2016
4 Citations (Scopus)

Teaching Preschoolers to Count: Effective Strategies for Achieving Early Mathematics Milestones

Jacobi-Vessels, J. L., Todd Brown, E., Molfese, V. J. & Do, A., Feb 1 2016, In : Early Childhood Education Journal. 44, 1, p. 1-9 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mathematics
Teaching
mathematics
childhood
mathematics instruction
4 Citations (Scopus)

Temperament and Teacher–Child Conflict in Preschool: The Moderating Roles of Classroom Instructional and Emotional Support

Rudasill, K. M., Hawley, L. R., Molfese, V. J., Tu, X., Prokasky, A. & Sirota, K., Oct 2 2016, In : Early Education and Development. 27, 7, p. 859-874 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Temperament
classroom
Shyness
Conflict (Psychology)
teacher rating
2015
13 Citations (Scopus)

Examining factor structures on the Test of Early Mathematics Ability - 3: A longitudinal approach

Ryoo, J. H., Molfese, V. J., Brown, E. T., Karp, K. S., Welch, G. W. & Bovaird, J. A., Jul 1 2015, In : Learning and Individual Differences. 41, p. 21-29 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Aptitude
Mathematics
mathematics
ability
kindergarten
10 Citations (Scopus)

Relations between toddler sleep characteristics, sleep problems, and temperament

Molfese, V. J., Rudasill, K. M., Prokasky, A., Champagne, C., Holmes, M., Molfese, D. L. & Bates, J. E., Apr 3 2015, In : Developmental Neuropsychology. 40, 3, p. 138-154 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Temperament
Sleep
Parents
11 Citations (Scopus)

Temperament and preschool children’s peer interactions

Acar, I. H., Rudasill, K. M., Molfese, V. J., Torquati, J. & Prokasky, A., Jan 1 2015, In : Early Education and Development. 26, 4, p. 479-495 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Temperament
Shyness
interaction
Communication
Assertiveness
1 Citation (Scopus)

The development and initial assessment of Reach Out and Read Plus Mathematics for use in primary care paediatrics

Jones, V. F., Brown, E. T., Molfese, V. J., Ferguson, M. C., Jacobi-Vessels, J., Bertsch, C., Abraham, T. & Davis, D. W., May 4 2015, In : Early Child Development and Care. 185, 5, p. 694-708 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mathematics
Primary Health Care
Pediatrics
Analysis of Variance
Caregivers
2014
8 Citations (Scopus)

Early Mathematics Skills From Prekindergarten to First Grade: Score Changes and Ability Group Differences in Kentucky, Nebraska, and Shanghai Samples

Ryoo, J. H., Molfese, V. J., Heaton, R., Zhou, X., Brown, E. T., Prokasky, A. & Davis, E., Aug 1 2014, In : Journal of Advanced Academics. 25, 3, p. 162-188 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

school grade
mathematics
ability
Group
social status
10 Citations (Scopus)

Estimating child sleep from parent report of time in bed: Development and evaluation of adjustment approaches

Nelson, T. D., Lundahl, A., Molfese, D. L., Waford, R. N., Roman, A., Gozal, D., Molfese, V. J. & Ferguson, M. C., Jul 2014, In : Journal of pediatric psychology. 39, 6, p. 624-632 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Social Adjustment
Sleep
Actigraphy
Parents
Research
20 Citations (Scopus)

Parent vs. teacher ratings of children's shyness as predictors of language and attention skills

Rudasill, K. M., Prokasky, A., Tu, X., Frohn, S., Sirota, K. & Molfese, V. J., Aug 2014, In : Learning and Individual Differences. 34, p. 57-62 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Shyness
teacher rating
parents
Language
language
2013
25 Citations (Scopus)

A one-hour sleep restriction impacts brain processing in young children across tasks: Evidence from event-related potentials

Molfese, D. L., Ivanenko, A., Key, A. F., Roman, A., Molfese, V. J., O'Brien, L. M., Gozal, D., Kota, S. & Hudac, C. M., Jul 1 2013, In : Developmental Neuropsychology. 38, 5, p. 317-336 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Evoked Potentials
Sleep
Brain
Speech Perception
Aptitude
2011
28 Citations (Scopus)

Evidence of alphabetic knowledge in writing: Connections to letter and word identification skills in preschool and kindergarten

Molfese, V. J., Beswick, J. L., Jacobi-Vessels, J. L., Armstrong, N. E., Culver, B. L., White, J. M., Ferguson, M. C., Rudasill, K. M. & Molfese, D. L., Jan 1 2011, In : Reading and Writing. 24, 2, p. 133-150 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

kindergarten
evidence
Names
Reading
preschool curriculum
3 Citations (Scopus)

More than good intentioned help: Volunteer tutoring and elementary readers

Jung, E., Molfese, V. J. & Larson, A. E., Aug 1 2011, In : Mentoring and Tutoring: Partnership in Learning. 19, 3, p. 277-299 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

self-confidence
tutor
student
female student
semester
2010
29 Citations (Scopus)

Executive function skills of 6-8year olds: Brain and behavioral evidence and implications for school achievement

Molfese, V. J., Molfese, P. J., Molfese, D. L., Rudasill, K. M., Armstrong, N. & Starkey, G., Apr 1 2010, In : Contemporary Educational Psychology. 35, 2, p. 116-125 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Executive Function
brain
Brain
school
evidence
20 Citations (Scopus)

Infant temperament, maternal personality, and Parenting stress As contributors to infant developmental outcomes

Molfese, V. J., Rudasill, K. M., Beswick, J. L., Jacobi-Vessels, J. L., Ferguson, M. C. & White, J. M., Jan 1 2010, In : Merrill-Palmer Quarterly. 56, 1, p. 49-79 31 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Temperament
Parenting
Personality
infant
personality
2009
13 Citations (Scopus)

Growth of cognitive skills in preschoolers: Impact of sleep habits and learning-related behaviors

Jung, E., Molfese, V. J., Beswick, J., Jacobi-Vessels, J. & Molnar, A., Jan 1 2009, In : Early Education and Development. 20, 4, p. 713-731 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

sleep
Habits
habits
Sleep
Learning
2008
11 Citations (Scopus)

Dynamic links between emerging cognitive skills and brain processes

Molfese, D. L., Molfese, V. J., Beswick, J., Jacobi-Vessels, J., Molfese, P. J., Key, A. P. F. & Starkey, G., Nov 1 2008, In : Developmental Neuropsychology. 33, 6, p. 682-706 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Evoked Potentials
Brain
Reading
Electrodes
Preschool Children

Research-based teacher candidate dispositions assessment system: Moving forward

Jung, E., Larson, A. E., Molfese, V. J. & Thompson, C., May 1 2008, In : Journal of Education for Teaching. 34, 2, p. 155-156 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

disposition
candidacy
teacher
1 Citation (Scopus)

Use of event-related potentials to identify language and reading skills

Molfese, V. J., Molfese, D. L., Beswick, J. L., Jacobi-Vessels, J., Molfese, P. J., Molnar, A. E., Wagner, M. C. & Haines, B. L., Jan 1 2008, In : Topics in Language Disorders. 28, 1, p. 28-45 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Evoked Potentials
Reading
Language
event
language
2007
46 Citations (Scopus)

Smoking during pregnancy affects speech-processing ability in newborn infants

Key, A. P. F., Ferguson, M., Molfese, D. L., Peach, K., Lehman, C. & Molfese, V. J., Apr 1 2007, In : Environmental Health Perspectives. 115, 4, p. 623-629 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Speech processing
Aptitude
Tobacco
smoking
pregnancy
2006
55 Citations (Scopus)

Alphabetic skills in preschool: A preliminary study of letter naming and letter writing

Molfese, V. J., Beswick, J., Molnar, A. & Jacobi-Vessels, J., Feb 10 2006, In : Developmental Neuropsychology. 29, 1, p. 5-19 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Names
Preschool Children
Curriculum
Reading
19 Citations (Scopus)

Below-average, average, and above-average readers engage different and similar brain regions while reading

Molfese, D. L., Key, A. F., Kelly, S., Cunningham, N., Terrell, S., Ferguson, M., Molfese, V. J. & Bonebright, T., Jan 1 2006, In : Journal of learning disabilities. 39, 4, p. 352-363 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Evoked Potentials
Reading
brain
event
Brain
33 Citations (Scopus)

Letter knowledge, phonological processing, and print knowledge: Skill development in nonreading preschool children

Molfese, V. J., Modglin, A. A., Beswick, J. L., Neamon, J. D., Berg, S. A., Berg, C. J. & Molnar, A., Jan 1 2006, In : Journal of learning disabilities. 39, 4, p. 296-305 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Preschool Children
preschool child
knowledge
Curriculum
Reading
2004
16 Citations (Scopus)

Screening early reading skills in preschool children: Get ready to read

Molfese, V. J., Molfese, D. L., Modglin, A. T., Walker, J. & Neamon, J., Jun 2004, In : Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment. 22, 2, p. 136-150 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Preschool Children
preschool child
Vocabulary
Reading
vocabulary
2003
8 Citations (Scopus)

Influence of Environment on Speech-Sound Discrimination: Findings From a Longitudinal Study

Molfese, D. L., Molfese, V. J., Key, A. F. & Kelly, S. D., Nov 17 2003, In : Developmental Neuropsychology. 24, 2-3, p. 541-558 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Speech Perception
Phonetics
Longitudinal Studies
Evoked Potentials
Discriminant Analysis
73 Citations (Scopus)

Snoring in preschoolers: Associations with sleepiness, ethnicity, and learning

Montgomery-Downs, H. E., Jones, V. F., Molfese, V. J. & Gozal, D., Oct 2003, In : Clinical pediatrics. 42, 8, p. 719-726 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Snoring
Sleep Apnea Syndromes
Economics
Learning
African Americans
82 Citations (Scopus)
Longitudinal Studies
Reading
longitudinal study
school
Social Class
2002
13 Citations (Scopus)
Language Development
Reading
brain
Brain
language
27 Citations (Scopus)

Reading and cognitive abilities: Longitudinal studies of brain and behavior changes in young children

Molfese, D. L., Molfese, V. J., Key, S., Modglin, A., Kelley, S. & Terrell, S., Jan 1 2002, In : Annals of Dyslexia. 52, p. 99-119 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Aptitude
cognitive ability
Longitudinal Studies
Reading
longitudinal study
2001
45 Citations (Scopus)

Effects of environmental measures on intelligence in young children: Growth curve modeling of longitudinal data

Espy, K. A., Molfese, V. J. & DiLalla, L. F., Jan 1 2001, In : Merrill-Palmer Quarterly. 47, 1, p. 42-73 32 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Intelligence
intelligence
Growth
Longitudinal Studies
edition
25 Citations (Scopus)
Electrophysiology
Evoked Potentials
brain
Language
event
2000
1 Citation (Scopus)

Advancing brain-language models in the next millenium

Molfese, D. L., Molfese, D. L. & Molfese, V. J., Jan 2000, In : Brain and Language. 71, 1, p. 164-166 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

brain
Language
Brain
language
Millenium
1997
103 Citations (Scopus)
Evoked Potentials
Language
Parturition
Discriminant Analysis
Scalp
18 Citations (Scopus)

Infant and preschool mental and verbal abilities: How are infant scores related to preschool scores?

Molfese, V. J. & Acheson, S., Jan 1 1997, In : International Journal of Behavioral Development. 20, 4, p. 595-607 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

infant
ability
performance
26 Citations (Scopus)

Prediction of the intelligence test scores of 3- to 8-year-old children by home environment, socioeconomic status, and biomedical risks

Molfese, V. J., DiLalla, L. F. & Bunce, D., Apr 1 1997, In : Merrill-Palmer Quarterly. 43, 2, p. 219-234 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

intelligence test
Intelligence Tests
Intelligence
Social Class
social status
1996
16 Citations (Scopus)

Perinatal, Home Environment, and Infant Measures as Successful Predictors of Preschool Cognitive and Verbal Abilities

Molfese, V. J., DiLalla, L. F. & Lovelace, L., Mar 1996, In : International Journal of Behavioral Development. 19, 1, p. 101-119 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Aptitude
infant
ability
infant development
Child Development
1995
4 Citations (Scopus)

Cost Effective Approaches to Identifying Developmental Delay in 4- to 7-Year-Old Children

Molfese, V. J. & DiLalla, L. F., Jul 1995, In : Early Education and Development. 6, 3, p. 265-277 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Costs and Cost Analysis
Preschool Children
costs
public law
Mothers
1994
21 Citations (Scopus)

Biomedical and Social-Environmental Influences on Cognitive and Verbal Abilities in Children 1 to 3 Years of Age

Molfese, V. J., Holcomb, L. & Helwig, S., Jun 1994, In : International Journal of Behavioral Development. 17, 2, p. 271-287 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Language Development
Aptitude
ability
environmental factors
infant
1993
2 Citations (Scopus)
Intelligence
intelligence
Language Tests
Aptitude
edition
1992
11 Citations (Scopus)

Stanford-binet intelligence scale (fourth edition): Factor structure and verbal subscale scores for three-year-olds

Molfese, V., Yaple, K., Helwig, S., Harris, L. & Connell, S., Mar 1992, In : Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment. 10, 1, p. 47-58 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Intelligence
edition
Statistical Factor Analysis
intelligence
evidence
1989
1 Citation (Scopus)

Predicting learning and other developmental disabilities: Assessment of reproductive and caretaking variables

Molfese, V. J. & Holcomb, L. C., Dec 1 1989, In : Birth Defects: Original Article Series. 25, 6, p. 1-23 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Developmental Disabilities
Learning Disorders
Learning
Longitudinal Studies
Age Groups
1988
30 Citations (Scopus)
Preschool Children
preschool child
Cues
Auditory Evoked Potentials
Language Development Disorders