|Appears in Collections:||Psychology Journal Articles|
|Peer Review Status:||Refereed|
|Title:||A structural analysis of working memory and related cognitive skills in early childhood|
|Author(s):||Alloway, Tracy Packiam|
Gathercole, Susan Elizabeth
|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.|
|Rights:||Published in Journal of Experimental Child Psychology by Elsevier|
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