Adaptation into European Spanish of the Automated Working Memory Test Battery (AWMA)

Miguel A. Pérez, Flavia H. Santos, Lidia Gómez-Cobos, Lorenzo Hernández-Pallarés, Victoria Cuello, Concha Miralles, Javier Marín, Gema Cañizares


iversidThe current study presents the adaptation of Automated Working Memory Assessment into European Spanish, considering the need of calibration for accent and linguistic issues not supported by the version available. For this purpose, verbal material was carefully and properly selected, considering specificities of the European Spanish, in order to control possible effects of psycholinguistic factors, such as word length or lexical frequency, and technical aspects such as stimuli presentation speed and sound quality were also tuned. An exploratory sample of 81 children from 7- to 9-year-old was assessed to confirm that the adaptation is suitable for further use, besides, their scores were contrasted with the Argentinean children. The data showed proper validity and reliability scores, which characterize this version as a useful instrument for research purposes, and its usage in further studies should be encourage to gather normative data for Spaniards.


working memory; children ; span

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