Working memory and response inhibition in children and adolescents: Age and organization issues
The aim of the present study was to examine the role of age in the organization of verbal working memory, visuospatial working memory and inhibition; specifically whether these constructs could be considered unitary or separate in children aged 7 to 12 years (n = 164) and in adolescents aged 13 to 16 years (n = 75) using a multi-group confirmatory factor analysis. Results suggested that verbal working memory, visuospatial working memory and inhibition improved from childhood to adolescence. However, improvement was not followed by a change in the organization of these components. Verbal working memory, visuospatial working memory and inhibition constituted separable but associated constructs in children and in adolescents.
Posted on July 5, 2011, in Research and tagged adolescents, children, inhibition, multi-group confirmatory factor analysis, verbal working memory, Visuospatial working memory. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.