Title

Trait impulsivity predicts D-KEFS tower test performance in university students

Date of this Version

1-1-2015

Document Type

Journal Article

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Lyvers, M., Basch, V., Duff, H., & Edwards, M. S. (2015). Trait impulsivity predicts D-KEFS tower test performance in university students. Applied Neuropsychology: Adult, 22(2), 88-93.

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2015 HERDC submission

ISSN

2327-9095

Abstract

The present study examined a widely used self-report index of trait impulsiveness in relation to performance on a well-known neuropsychological executive function test in 70 university undergraduate students (50 women, 20 men) aged 18 to 24 years old. Participants completed the Barratt Impulsiveness Scale (BIS-11) and the Frontal Systems Behavior Scale (FrSBe), after which they performed the Tower Test of the Delis-Kaplan Executive Function System. Hierarchical linear regression showed that after controlling for gender, current alcohol consumption, age at onset of weekly alcohol use, and FrSBe scores, BIS-11 significantly predicted Tower Test Achievement scores, b¼_.44, p

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