Global processing speed as a mediator of developmental changes in children's auditory memory span

Ferguson, AN and Bowey, JA (2005) Global processing speed as a mediator of developmental changes in children's auditory memory span. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 91 3: 89-112. doi:10.1016/j.jecp.2004.12.006


Author Ferguson, AN
Bowey, JA
Title Global processing speed as a mediator of developmental changes in children's auditory memory span
Journal name Journal of Experimental Child Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0022-0965
Publication date 2005-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.jecp.2004.12.006
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 91
Issue 3
Start page 89
End page 112
Total pages 24
Editor Dr Robert V Kail
Place of publication San Diego
Publisher Academic Press
Language eng
Subject C1
380102 Learning, Memory, Cognition and Language
780108 Behavioural and cognitive sciences
CX
Abstract This study examined the role of global processing speed in mediating age increases in auditory memory span in 5- to 13-year-olds. Children were tested on measures of memory span, processing speed, single-word speech rate, phonological sensitivity, and vocabulary. Structural equation modeling supported a model in which age-associated increases in processing speed predicted the availability of long-term memory phonological representations for redintegration processes. The availability of long-term phonological representations, in turn, explained variance in memory span. Maximum speech rate did not predict independent variance in memory span. (c) 2005 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Keyword Psychology, Developmental
Psychology, Experimental
Global Processing Speed
Memory Span
Speech Rate
Long-term Memory
Short-term-memory
Receptive Vocabulary
Articulation Time
Word-length
Redintegration
Association
Acquisition
Mechanisms
Skills
Q-Index Code C1
Institutional Status UQ

 
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