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| Published: May 29, 2018

Executive Function Rating Scale [EFRS]: A Study among Learning Disabled. Tool development: Item Generation and Item Analysis

Varada Avanoor ,

M.Sc Applied Psychology, Dept. of Psychology, PSG College of Arts and Science, Bharathiar University, Tamil Nadu & India. Google Scholar More about the auther

Dr. P Mahendran

Head of the Department, Dept. of Psychology, PSG College of Arts and Science, Bharathiar University, Tamil Nadu & India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.031/20180602

DOI: 10.25215/0602.031

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This study is developing a tool, Executive Function Rating Scale [EFRS], to assess the executive functions (EF) of the learning disabled (LD) students. Many studies have found that learning disabled students have problems in executive functions. But there is no standardized tool to asses EF of LD students. The study was conducted on 30 LD students (N=30), aged 10 to 15 years. 11 dimensions were selected and 100 items were generated by the researcher. Two focus group discussions and one expert review were conducted and 29 items were deleted. After data collection, Item Analysis, Facility Index (FI) and Discrimination Index (DI), (Item Total correlation and Total item correlation) were done. Items with FI value > 0.75, (one item), was deleted. The items with DI value < 0.30 were deleted. The final 15 items were selected for further standardization process.
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Varada Avanoor @ varadavanoor@hotmail.com

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ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.031/20180602

DOI: 10.25215/0602.031

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Published in   Volume 06, Issue 2, April-June, 2018

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