Greater Attention Problems During Childhood Predict Poorer Executive Functioning in Late Adolescence

  title={Greater Attention Problems During Childhood Predict Poorer Executive Functioning in Late Adolescence},
  author={Naomi P. Friedman and Brett C. Haberstick and Erik G. Willcutt and Akira Miyake and Susan E. Young and Robin P. Corley and John K Hewitt},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={893 - 900}
Attention problems (behavior problems including inattention, disorganization, impulsivity, and hyperactivity) are widely thought to reflect deficits in executive functions (EFs). However, it is unclear whether attention problems differentially relate to distinct EFs and how developmental stability and change predict levels of EFs in late adolescence. We investigated, in an unselected sample, how teacher-rated attention problems from ages 7 to 14 years related to three correlated but separable… 

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