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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
Willis, Catherine
Adams, Anne-Marie
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Keywords: Working memory
Phonological awareness
Central execuitve
Phonological loop
Memory in children
Short-term memory
Cognition in children
Verbal ability in children
Children Language
Recollection (Psychology)
Issue Date: 2004
Date Deposited: 11-Feb-2009
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.
DOI Link: 10.1016/j.jecp.2003.10.002
Rights: Published in Journal of Experimental Child Psychology by Elsevier

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