The more you remember the more you decide: Collaborative memory in adolescents with intellectual disability and their assistants
2011 (English)In: Journal of Research in Developmental Disabilities, ISSN 0891-4222, E-ISSN 1873-3379, Vol. 32, no 2, 470-476 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The aim of the present study was to investigate collaborative memory in adolescents withintellectual disabilities when collaborating with an assistant, and also the extent to whichdecisiveness is related to individual memory performance.Nineteen students with intellectual disabilities (mean age = 18.5, SD = 0.9) eachcollaborated with a teaching assistant (mean age 40.3, SD = 12.1) familiar from everydaywork in school. Pictures were presented individually. Recognition was performed in twoparts, first individually and thereafter collaboratively. The design involved 2 settings, onenatural (with equal encoding time) and another with equal individual memoryperformance (assistants had shorter encoding time than the students). Results showedcollaborative inhibition in this previously uninvestigated collaboration setting withadolescents with intellectual disabilities and their assistants. The assistants bothperformed higher and decided more than the students with intellectual disabilities inthe natural setting, but not in the equated performance setting. Inhibition was larger in theequated setting. The assistants’ decisiveness was moderately correlated with individualmemory performance. Implications for everyday life are discussed.
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Elsevier , 2011. Vol. 32, no 2, 470-476 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-65689DOI: 10.1016/j.ridd.2010.12.041ISI: 000287678900009OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-65689DiVA: diva2:398284
Henrik Danielsson, Örjan Dahlström and Jan Andersson, The more you remember the more you decide: Collaborative memory in adolescents with intellectual disability and their assistants, 2011, Journal of Research in Developmental Disabilities, (32), 470-476.
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