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ERIC Number: EJ1007761
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1041-6080
Shifting Ability Predicts Math and Reading Performance in Children: A Meta-Analytical Study
Yeniad, Nihal; Malda, Maike; Mesman, Judi; van IJzendoorn, Marinus H.; Pieper, Suzanne
Learning and Individual Differences, v23 p1-9 Feb 2013
Empirical evidence on the association between the shifting component of executive functioning and academic performance is equivocal. In two meta-analyses children's shifting ability is examined in relation to their performance in math (k = 18, N = 2330) and reading (k = 16, N = 2266). Shifting ability was significantly and equally associated with performance in both math (r = 0.26, 95% CI = 0.15-0.35) and reading (r = 0.21, 95% CI = 0.11-0.31). Intelligence was found to show stronger associations with math and reading performance than shifting ability. We conclude that the links between shifting ability, academic skills, and intelligence are domain-general. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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