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Working memory screening, school context, and socioeconomic status: An analysis of the effectiveness of the Working Memory Rating Scale in Brazil
Engel de Abreu, Pascale; Nikaedo, C.; Abreu, N. et al.
2014In Journal of Attention Disorders, 18 (4), p. 301-311
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Keywords :
Working Memory Rating Scale; psychometric properties; Brazil; poverty
Abstract :
[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.
Disciplines :
Theoretical & cognitive psychology
Identifiers :
UNILU:UL-ARTICLE-2013-098
Author, co-author :
Engel de Abreu, Pascale  ;  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 ;  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 ;  University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Educational Measurement and Applied Cognitive Science (EMACS)
Language :
English
Title :
Working memory screening, school context, and socioeconomic status: An analysis of the effectiveness of the Working Memory Rating Scale in Brazil
Publication date :
04 May 2014
Journal title :
Journal of Attention Disorders
ISSN :
1087-0547
Publisher :
SAGE Publications, Thousand Oaks, United States - California
Volume :
18
Issue :
4
Pages :
301-311
Peer reviewed :
Peer Reviewed verified by ORBi
Name of the research project :
DEVPOLUX
Funders :
FNR - Fonds National de la Recherche [LU]
Commentary :
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