Title

Comparing computerized performance measures of executive funtion to self-report measures of executive function

Department

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Dept. of Psychology

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Abstract

A previous graduate study was conducted to understand the degree to which the psychological construct of Executive Functioning influences success in majors requiring high levels of complex multitasking abilities. Executive Functioning refers to the process of impulse control and planning of complex tasks and multitasking performance. Computerized tests, which took approximately two hours to complete, were administered to the subjects to measure Executive Function in that study. The written self-report scale entitled The Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function - Adult Version (BRIEF®-A), is the gold standard for measuring Executive Functioning and can be completed in approximately twenty to thirty minutes. Use of the written self-report scale, rather than the computerized performance-based measures, could represent significant time savings for studies going forward. The purpose of this study will be to compare the performance measures data from the previously mentioned study with the results from the self-report administered to the same subjects in order to determine if they measure the same construct.

Date

10-22-2016

Subject

Industrial and organizational psychology

Document Type

posters

Language

English

Rights

Under copyright.

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Comparing computerized performance measures of executive funtion to self-report measures of executive function

A previous graduate study was conducted to understand the degree to which the psychological construct of Executive Functioning influences success in majors requiring high levels of complex multitasking abilities. Executive Functioning refers to the process of impulse control and planning of complex tasks and multitasking performance. Computerized tests, which took approximately two hours to complete, were administered to the subjects to measure Executive Function in that study. The written self-report scale entitled The Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function - Adult Version (BRIEF®-A), is the gold standard for measuring Executive Functioning and can be completed in approximately twenty to thirty minutes. Use of the written self-report scale, rather than the computerized performance-based measures, could represent significant time savings for studies going forward. The purpose of this study will be to compare the performance measures data from the previously mentioned study with the results from the self-report administered to the same subjects in order to determine if they measure the same construct.