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Is Preschool Executive Function Causally Related to Academic Achievement?
The primary objective of this study was to re-evaluate the well-established result that preschoolers' performance on executive function tasks are positively associated with their performance on academic achievement tests.
The current study replicated the previously established concurrent associations between children's performance on EF tasks and academic achievement tests. Specifically, children's performance on measures of inhibitory and motor control were positively associated with their performance on tests of reading, writing, and mathematics achievement (rs = .2 -.5); moreover, although diminished in magnitude, most of these associations held up even after including an earlier measure of academic achievement as a covariate (rs = .1 -.3).
June 2, 2013
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