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ERIC Number: EJ1021236
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Apr
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0734-2829
An Exploratory Study on the Junior Brixton Spatial Rule Attainment Test in 6- to 8-Year-Olds
Senturk, Nilay; Yeniceri, Nur; Alp, I. Ercan; Altan-Atalay, Ayse
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, v32 n2 p123-132 Apr 2014
This study explored the Junior Brixton Test (JBT), an executive function (EF) measure for children, in comparison to the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (WCST) in a sample of 6- to 8-year-olds, all attending the first 2 years of elementary school. Factor analyses indicated two main domains in both measures, namely concept formation and cognitive flexibility. However, within the cognitive flexibility domain of the JBT, perseveration scores reflected qualitatively different perseverative errors. More specifically, perseveration of previous rule and same stimulus scores loaded on the same subcomponent, whereas perseveration of same response loaded on another. The latter score was also negatively correlated both with a measure of general reasoning ability and a memory span task. The authors argue that the JBT is a promising tool to explore individual variations behind seemingly one type of executive function error, namely perseveration.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey (Istanbul)
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Cognitive Abilities Test; Wisconsin Card Sorting Test
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A