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ERIC Number: EJ872884
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-0022-1325
Encoding Strategies in Primary School Children: Insights from an Eye-Tracking Approach and the Role of Individual Differences in Attentional Control
Roebers, Claudia M.; Schmid, Corinne; Roderer, Thomas
Journal of Genetic Psychology, v171 n1 p1-21 Jan-Mar 2010
The authors explored different aspects of encoding strategy use in primary school children by including (a) an encoding strategy task in which children's encoding strategy use was recorded through a remote eye-tracking device and, later, free recall and recognition for target items was assessed; and (b) tasks measuring resistance to interference (flanker task) and inhibition of attention to task-irrelevant stimuli (distractibility). Results revealed that the ability to inhibit distraction and resist interference undergoes developmental changes between the ages of 7-10 years. At the same time, children's capability to strategically focus on task-relevant aspects also continues to improve in primary school years. Although there were substantial relationships between encoding strategies and later recognition, encoding strategies appeared to be unrelated to basic aspects of attentional control. (Contains 5 tables, 3 figures and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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