Reference : Working memory screening, school context, and socioeconomic status: An analysis of th...
Scientific journals : Article
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Theoretical & cognitive psychology
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/2254
Working memory screening, school context, and socioeconomic status: An analysis of the effectiveness of the Working Memory Rating Scale in Brazil
English
Engel de Abreu, Pascale mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Educational Measurement and Applied Cognitive Science (EMACS) >]
Nikaedo, C. [Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil]
Abreu, N. [Federal University of Bahia, Brazil]
Tourinho De Abreu Neto, Carlos José mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Educational Measurement and Applied Cognitive Science (EMACS) >]
Miranda, M. C. [Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil]
Bueno, O. F. A. [Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil]
Martin, Romain mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Educational Measurement and Applied Cognitive Science (EMACS) >]
4-May-2014
Journal of Attention Disorders
SAGE Publications
18
4
301-311
Yes (verified by ORBilu)
International
1087-0547
Thousand Oaks
CA
[en] Working Memory Rating Scale ; psychometric properties ; Brazil ; poverty
[en] Objective: The study explores the psychometric properties of the Brazilian-Portuguese version of the Working Memory Rating Scale (WMRS-Br) in a population of 355 young children from diverse socioeconomic status and schooling backgrounds. Method: Public and private school teachers completed the WMRS-Br and children were assessed on a range of objective cognitive measures of fluid intelligence, working memory, and attention. Results: Reliability and validity of the WMRS-Br were excellent across the public and private school sample. The WMRS-Br manifested substantial links with objective measures of working memory and medium links with selective attention, switching, and interference suppression. Confirmatory factor analyses suggest that a shorter version of the scale provides an adequate fit to the data. Conclusion: The WMRS-Br represents a valid screening tool in a Latin American context that has the potential to improve the early detection of working memory deficits in children growing up in poverty.
Fonds National de la Recherche - FnR
Researchers ; Professionals
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/2254
10.1177/1087054713476138
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