Relationship among measures of impulsivity for preschoolers

Lena R. Gaddis, Roy P. Martin

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Abstract

Although impulsivity has come to play a major role in defining childhood behavior problems, there is little agreement as to the definition, validity, and measurement of the construct. The purpose of this study was to investigate the inter-relationships among five measures of impulsivity appropriate for use with preschool children. Participants in the study were 39 children ranging in age from 46 to 62 months. Measures included the Kansas Reflection-Impulsivity Scale for Preschoolers, the Mazes Subtest of the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence, the Goodman Lock Box, the Preschool Rating Scale, and the Temperament Assessment Battery for Children. The two teacher rating scales were highly correlated, but few significant relationships were obtained among the performance measures or between teacher ratings and performance measures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)284-295
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Psychoeducational Assessment
Volume7
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)
  • Education
  • Clinical Psychology

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