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ERIC Number: EJ1112757
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1696-2095
The Relationship between Neuropsychological and Ecological Measurements of Executive Functioning in Childhood and the Prediction of Mathematics Performance. A Pilot Study
Zorrilla-Silvestre, Lorena; Presentación-Herrero, María Jesús; Gil-Gómez, Jesús
Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, v14 n2 p333-351 Sep 2016
Introduction: This study explored the variables of executive functioning (EF) that permitted the evaluation of EF both at home and at school. The objective was to compare the results of the evaluations of these functions in children aged 5 to 6 years, and see to what extent these variables predicted mathematics performance best. Method: Sixty-six third year early childhood education students took part, who were given verbal memory and visuospatial tests, of inhibition, of estimation of mathematical performance and the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function (BRIEF), carrying out a correlational and descriptive study. Results: The results showed correlations between the evaluation of children with neuropsychological tests and the ecological assessments of teachers and parents; and between the BRIEF evaluations, in the metacognitive domain. Conclusion: The measurement that best predicted mathematics performance was the teacher BRIEF, especially in working memory.
University of Almeria, Education & Psychology I+D+i. Faculty of Psychology Department of Educational and Developmental Psychology, Carretera de Sacramento s/n, 04120 LaCanada de San Urbano, Almeria, Spain. Tel: +34-950-015354; Fax: +34-950-015083; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Spain
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children
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