Age Related Changes in the Executive Function of Colombian Children Articles uri icon

authors

  • CADAVID RUIZ, NATALIA
  • RIO GONZALEZ, PABLO DEL
  • EGIDO, JAIME
  • GALINDO, PURIFICACIÓN

publication date

  • January 2016

issue

  • 5

volume

  • 15

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1657-9267

abstract

  • Executive Function (EF) is a higher cognitive process responsible for control and self-regulation of behavior. The aim of this study is to describe the developmental trajectory of EF in four and six-year old Colombian children, and to highlight possible differences by socio-cultural variables such as age, sex, type of school or socio-economic status. One hundred and sixty-three normotypical children were tested using psychological tests validated for a Spanish population belonging to the Weschler and Luria Initial batteries. HJ-biplot analysis showed that EF developed commensurate with age and school grade, although differences by socioeconomic status and type of school were evident.

keywords

  • neuropsychology; executive functions; children; colombia