The development of cognitive control in adolescents and adults


  • نوال مهدي الطيار الجامعة المستنصرية- كلية الاداب



cognitive control, adolescents, adults


The current research aims to identify:

1.Cognitive control among adolescents and adults, according to two variables

 A- Age (13, 15, 17, 19. 21) years.

 B- Gender (males, females).

2.The significance of the differences in cognitive control among adolescents and adults, according to two variables:

 A-Age (13. 15, 17, 19, 21) years.

 B-Gender (males, female).

To achieve the goals of the current research, the researcher prepared a measure of cognitive control after translating it from the foreign language into Arabic and adding some paragraphs, extracting the sincerity of the translation and the psychometric properties of the scale (sincerity and consistency), as the stability factor in the re - test method reached (0.911) and the stability factor in the Vakronbach method (0.931), then theer applied the scale to a sample of adolescents and adults that reached (400) students by (200) males and (200) females, and after analyzing the data using the appropriate statistical means, the research reached the following results:

  • The development of cognitive control does not appear in ages (13, 15, 17) years, and the development of cognitive control appears in ages (19.21) years.
  • There are no statistically significant differences between males and females for ages (19, 20, 21, 22) years in all age groups (13, 15, 17, 19, 21) years.
  • There are differences in cognitive control for ages (13. 21) years, (15, 19) years, (17. 19) years, (17.21) years, (19. 21) years, and the absence of age differences (13) . 15) Years. (15. 17) years.
  • There are no statistically significant differences according to the type variable.


In the light of the results of the current research, the researcher came up with a set of recommendations and proposals.


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How to Cite

مهدي الطيار ن. . (2020). The development of cognitive control in adolescents and adults. Journal of Education College Wasit University, 2(41), 515-542.