Title Long-term reliability and stability of behavioral measures among adolescents: The Delay Discounting and Stroop tasks
Authors Martinez-Loredo, Victor, Ramon Fernandez-Hermida, Jose, Luis Carballo, Jose, FERNÁNDEZ ARTAMENDI, SERGIO, FERNÁNDEZ ARTAMENDI, SERGIO
External publication No
Means J. Adolesc.
Scope Article
Nature Científica
JCR Quartile 2
SJR Quartile 1
JCR Impact 1.86500
SJR Impact 1.01000
Area International
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Publication date 01/07/2017
ISI 000404317000004
Scopus Id 2-s2.0-85018448320
DOI 10.1016/j.adolescence.2017.05.003
Abstract Delay Discounting (DD) and the Stroop test are two fundamental tasks for the assessment of impulsivity and inhibitory control, core features of several behavioral disorders. Although the study of reliability and temporal stability is important, only studies with adults and small samples have been carried out. The aim of this study is to assess the one-year reliability and temporal stability of both tasks among adolescents. A total of 1375 adolescents (M = 13.08 years old, SD = 0.51) made up the final sample (53.5% males). The results showed moderate stability and good reliability for both DD (alpha = 0.90) and Stroop (alpha = 0.85). Indices based on the reaction times and not the number of errors are recommended when using the Stroop test. These results support the use of both behavioral tasks in longitudinal research among adolescents. 2017 The Foundation for Professionals in Services for Adolescents. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Keywords Delay Discounting; Stroop test; Temporal stability; Adolescents; Impulsivity
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