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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: A structural analysis of working memory and related cognitive skills in early childhood
Authors: Alloway, Tracy Packiam
Gathercole, Susan Elizabeth
Willis, Catherine
Adams, Anne-Marie
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Keywords: Working memory
Phonological awareness
Central execuitve
Phonological loop
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Alloway TP, Gathercole SE, Willis C & Adams A (2004) A structural analysis of working memory and related cognitive skills in early childhood, Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 87 (2), pp. 85-106.
Abstract: The aim of this study was to investigate the functional organisation of working memory and related cognitive abilities in young children. A sample of 633 children aged between 4 and 6 years were tested on measures of verbal short-term memory, complex memory span, sentence repetition, phonological awareness, and nonverbal ability. The measurement model that provided the best fit of the data incorporates constructs that correspond to the central executive, phonological loop, and episodic buffer subcomponents of working memory, plus distinct but associated constructs associated with phonological awareness and nonverbal ability.
Type: Journal Article
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Rights: Published in Journal of Experimental Child Psychology by Elsevier
Affiliation: Durham University
Durham University
Liverpool John Moores University
Liverpool John Moores University

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