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Sadeghi H, Abolghasemi A, Hajloo N. Compression of Cognitive Flexibility and Adjustment of Students with Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) and Typically Developing Students. IRJ. 2012; 10 (2) :43-49
URL: http://irj.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-293-en.html

1- Young Researchers Club and Elites, Department of Psychology, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Ardabil, Iran.
2- Department of Psychology, Faculty of Education and Psychology, University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Ardabil, Iran.
Abstract:   (2775 Views)

Objectives: The aim of this research is to compare cognitive flexibility and adjustment between two groups of students with Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) and typically developing students.

Methods: For this purpose, 50 students with DCD and 50 typically developing students were chosen among 12 primary schools. The Developmental Coordination Disorder Questionnaire (DCD-Q), Adjustment Inventory for School Students (AISS) and Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (WCST) were used to measure the research variables.

Results: The results of the multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) showed that the mean score of cognitive flexibility and emotional, educational and social adjustment is significantly higher in the students with developmental coordination disorder (P<0.001). The results of multivariate regression analysis also showed that a 25% variance percentage of cognitive flexibility and adjustment can explain the variance of developmental coordination disorder in people with such a disorder (P<0.001).

Discussion: The result of the present study provides further evidence based on low cognitive flexibility and Adjustment in students with DCD.

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Type of Study: Original Research Articles |
Received: 2012/05/18 | Accepted: 2012/09/4 | Published: 2012/10/1

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