THE EFFECTS OF EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONS AND THEORY OF MIND ON SEMANTIC FLUENCY IN PRESCHOOL CHILDREN
作者: Inga BiscevicArnela PasalicHaris Memisevic
刊名: Problems of Education in the 21st Century, 2018, Vol.76 (1)
来源数据库: Scientia Socialis publishing house
关键词: Executive functionsPreschool childrenSemantic fluencyTheory of mind
原始语种摘要: Semantic fluency (SF) is a suitable indicator of preschool verbal abilities and can be used as a predictor of later school success. This research examined the effects of executive functions (EF) and theory of mind (TOM) on semantic fluency in preschool children. Dimensional Card Sorting test was used as an instrument of executive functions and the Sally-Anne test was used as a measure of theory of mind. The sample for this research comprised 116 preschool children, 60 boys, 56 girls, aged 38-72 months. The results of this research revealed a statistically significant effect of EF on SF (p=.03). The effect of TOM on SF was statistically non-significant, although approaching statistical significance (p=.06). There were no interaction effects of EF and TOM on SF. Findings of this research...
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关键词翻译
关键词翻译
  • fluency 流畅
  • preschool 学龄前的
  • approaching 近似
  • verbal 口头
  • statistically 统计地
  • effect 效应
  • fostering 哺育
  • curricula 课程
  • significant 有效的
  • predictor 预示