Questionnaire-based assessment of executive functioning: Psychometrics

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Abstract

The psychometric properties of the Learning, Executive, and Attention Functioning (LEAF) scale were investigated in an outpatient clinical pediatric sample. As a part of clinical testing, the LEAF scale, which broadly measures neuropsychological abilities related to executive functioning and learning, was administered to parents of 118 children and adolescents referred for psychological testing at a pediatric psychology clinic; 85 teachers also completed LEAF scales to assess reliability across different raters and settings. Scores on neuropsychological tests of executive functioning and academic achievement were abstracted from charts. Psychometric analyses of the LEAF scale demonstrated satisfactory internal consistency, parent-teacher inter-rater reliability in the small to large effect size range, and test–retest reliability in the large effect size range, similar to values for other executive functioning checklists. Correlations between corresponding subscales on the LEAF and other behavior checklists were large, while most correlations with neuropsychological tests of executive functioning and achievement were significant but in the small to medium range. Results support the utility of the LEAF as a reliable and valid questionnaire-based assessment of delays and disturbances in executive functioning and learning. Applications and advantages of the LEAF and other questionnaire measures of executive functioning in clinical neuropsychology settings are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-17
Number of pages17
JournalApplied Neuropsychology: Child
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StateAccepted/In press - Nov 11 2016

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Psychometrics
Learning
Neuropsychological Tests
Checklist
Child Psychology
Surveys and Questionnaires
Neuropsychology
Aptitude
Outpatients
Parents
Pediatrics
Psychology

Keywords

  • Assessments
  • attention
  • behavioral ratings
  • executive function
  • learning
  • working memory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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Questionnaire-based assessment of executive functioning : Psychometrics. / Castellanos, Irina; Kronenberger, William; Pisoni, David.

In: Applied Neuropsychology: Child, 11.11.2016, p. 1-17.

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