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Using working memory performance to predict mathematics performance 2 years on

Allen, Katie; Giofrè, David; Higgins, Steve; Adams, John

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David Giofrè

John Adams



Abstract

A number of previous studies have used working memory components to predict mathematical performance in a variety of ways; however, there is no consideration of the contributions of the subcomponents of visuospatial working memory to this prediction. In this paper we conducted a 2-year follow-up to the data presented in Allen et al. (Q J Exp Psychol 73(2):239–248, 2020b) to ascertain how these subcomponents of visuospatial working memory related to later mathematical performance. 159 children (M age = 115.48 months) completed the maths test for this second wave of the study. Results show a shift from spatial–simultaneous influence to spatial–sequential influence, whilst verbal involvement remained relatively stable. Results are discussed in terms of their potential for education and future research.

Citation

Allen, K., Giofrè, D., Higgins, S., & Adams, J. (2020). Using working memory performance to predict mathematics performance 2 years on. Psychological Research, 85(5), 1986-1996. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00426-020-01382-5

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jul 1, 2020
Online Publication Date Jul 10, 2020
Publication Date 2020
Deposit Date Jul 22, 2020
Publicly Available Date Jul 22, 2020
Journal Psychological Research
Print ISSN 0340-0727
Electronic ISSN 1430-2772
Publisher Springer
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 85
Issue 5
Pages 1986-1996
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s00426-020-01382-5

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