Die Erfassung des Arbeitsgedächtnisses bei Vorschulkindern

Victoria Wagner
2020 unpublished
The discussion of which abilitites a child has to possess to be adequately prepared for school has circled in psychological research for a long time. Besides mathematical and written language antecedent skills, working memory plays an important role. Based on the results, a new school entry screening was developed in Austria in order to assess school abilities of a child during school registration and to identify a possible special needs requirement. The screening is available as tablet and
more » ... e as tablet and paper-pencil-version. To verify the equivalence of both versions of the subtest "repeat numbers" for recording working memory, a repeated measurement design was chosen. 50 pre-school children from the ages 5;3 to 6;4 (M= 70 mo, SD = 4 mo) were presented with both versions.The paper-pencil-task results of the preschoolers were significantly more positive than the tablet-task results (t(49) = 3.05, p = .004, d = 0.43).The research outcome reveals a lack of equivalence among both versions. Therefore, the validation and assessment of cut-offs to identify special needs requirements has to be separated for both tasks.
doi:10.25365/thesis.64138 fatcat:wzb5x57vureiha27hssg4y7u54