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Title: A Latent Variable Approach to Determining the Structure of Executive Function in Preschool Children
Authors: Miller, Michael
Giesbrecht, Gerald
Müller, Ulrich
McInerney, Robert
Kerns, Kimberly
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Journal of Cognition and Development
Citation: Miller, M., Giesbrecht, G.F., McInerney, J., Kerns, K., & Müller, U. (2012). A latent variable approach to determining the structure of executive function in preschool children. Journal of Cognition and Development, 13, 395-423.
Abstract: The composition of executive function (EF) in preschool children was examined using confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). A sample of 129 children between 3 and 5 years of age completed a battery of EF tasks. Using performance indicators of working memory and inhibition similar to previous CFA studies with preschoolers, we replicated a unitary EF factor structure. Next, additional performance indicators were included to distinctly measure working memory, set shifting, and inhibition factors. A two-factor model consisting of working memory and inhibition fit the data better than both a single-factor model and a three-factor model. Findings suggest that the structure of EF in preschoolers that emerges from CFA is influenced by task and performance indicator selection.
Description: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in the Journal of Cognition and Development on [20/11/2015], available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/15248372.2011.585478
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1880/51045
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