A Study of The Characteristics of Executive Functions (EF) For Early Childhood Students

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Wattana Nantakhien
Kittichai Suthasinobon
Rungtiwa Yamrung
Wilailak Langka


The purpose of this study was to investigate the Executive Functions (EF) characteristics of early childhood students. The eight study participants included early childhood experts, administrators, teachers, and guardians. The research instrument used in this study was an interview consisting of 15 questions brought up in a focus group discussion about the Executive Functions (EF) of early childhood students. The interview was validated using the IOC consistency index, which gave an average of 0.5 or more. The researcher recorded the focus group discussion and presented the data by using a descriptive text of the Executive Functions (EF) characteristics discussion.

The results of the analysis of the group conversations with the experts and practitioners gave consistent findings for Executive Functions (EF) characteristics of early childhood students which included three aspects: 1) inhibitory control, 2) idea shift, and 3) emotional control.


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