Booth, Josephine N. and Boyle, James M. E. (2009) The role of inhibitory functioning in children’s reading skills. Educational Psychology in Practice, 25 (4). pp. 339-350. ISSN 0266-7363Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
Executive functions, including inhibition, have been implicated in children’s reading ability. This study investigates whether children’s performance on an inhibition task is more indicative of reading ability than a measure of another executive function, that is, planning. Fifty-three male participants were administered a reading test and tests of inhibition and planning not requiring a verbal response. Regression analyses revealed that only inhibition significantly predicted reading. Previous inconsistencies may reflect the modality of the tasks used to measure inhibition. Therefore non-verbal measures may have highest utility for educational psychologists.
|Keywords:||reading skills, child behaviour, inhibitory functioning, Psychology, Developmental and Educational Psychology|
|Subjects:||Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology|
|Department:||Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Psychological Science and Health > Psychology|
|Depositing user:||Pure Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||14 Dec 2011 11:14|
|Last modified:||25 Sep 2016 00:04|