Executive functions assessment in senior preschool age: a battery of methods

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Occupation: Head of the chair of Department of Educational psychology and Pedagogy, Faculty of Psychology
Affiliation: LomonosovMoscow State University
Address: Moscow, Russian Federation
Occupation: Associate Professor, Department of Developmental Psychology, Faculty of Psychology
Affiliation: Lomonosov Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov
Address: Mokhovaya st., 11, building 9
Occupation: Associate Professor, Department of Educational Psychology and Pedagogy, Faculty of Psychology
Affiliation: LomonosovMoscow State University
Address: Mokhovaya st., 11, building 9
Journal namePsikhologicheskii zhurnal
EditionVolume 41 Issue 6

The model of executive functions by A. Miyake, applied to preschool age, is considered. The main purpose of the study was the approbation of subtests of the NEPSY-II diagnostic complex to assess the level of development of the three main components of executive functions (working memory, cognitive flexibility and inhibition) in Russian preschoolers. The sample consisted of 1,386 children (697 boys and 689 girls) aged 5–7 years attending senior and preparatory groups of kindergartens in Moscow. On a part of the sample, the retest validity of the data was checked. The norms for the implementation of methods for four age groups (from 5 to 7 with a step of 0.5 years) are presented separately for boys and girls. Relationships in the levels of development of different executive functions components were analyzed: in the senior group these connections are different for boys and girls, in the preparatory group they are the same.

Keywordspreschool age, arbitrariness, executive functions, working memory, cognitive flexibility, inhibition
AcknowledgmentThe research was carried out with the support of the Russian Science Foundation grant № 20-78-20009
Publication date27.11.2020
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