Author Identifier

Valeska Berg

Orcid: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2156-0969

Shane Rogers

Orcid: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6869-3400

Mark McMahon

Orcid: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8434-5513

Michael Garrett

Orcid: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0352-5008

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

Frontiers in Psychology

Publisher

Frontiers

School

School of Arts and Humanities

RAS ID

32071

Funders

Edith Cowan University - Open Access Support Scheme

Comments

Berg, V., Rogers, S. L., McMahon, M., Garrett, M., & Manley, D. (2020). A novel approach to measure executive functions in students: An evaluation of two child-friendly apps. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, Article 1702. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.01702

Abstract

Interest in measurement of children’s executive functions has shown a major increase over the past two decades. The present study evaluates two new apps (EYT and eFun) for measuring executive functions in children. The results of this study show that children (aged 5–8) enjoy executive function assessment in the form of games on an iPad. However, only one executive function, EYT working memory, showed significant positive correlations with several types of grades (e.g., English and maths) in primary school students. New, self-assessed, child-friendly executive function measurement tools have the potential to provide future possibilities for teachers to integrate information on cognitive ability into student learning plans.

DOI

10.3389/fpsyg.2020.01702

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