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Vargas Zúñiga, R., & Solís Cámara R., P. (2013). Rebuilding the Kansas reflection-impulsivity scale for preschoolers (KRISP). Acta Colombiana De Psicología, 16(1), 115–121. Retrieved from https://actacolombianapsicologia.ucatolica.edu.co/article/view/253
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Abstract

The Kansas Reflection-Impulsivity Scale for Preschoolers (KRISP) was developed in the 70’s of the last century for testing the cognitive styles of reflection-impulsivity (R-I). Later, research studies pointed out some deficiencies of the KRISP as a measure of R-I styles; however, researchers are still using the KRISP, probably because it is the sole scale available to test preschoolers’ styles. The aim of the present study was to develop an improved version of the scale for the assessment of R-I in preschoolers. Participants were 59 preschoolers with a mean age of 3.4 years (SD = 0.39). Several methodological strategies allowed the authors to develop a 10-itemversion of the scale. Analyses with this new version indicated alpha Cronbach coefficients of .82 for latencies and of .67 for total errors. The obtained correlation between latency and errors was -.36 (p = .002). Based on these analyses a new version of the scale, called KRISP-R, is proposed. The importance of carrying out research studies of the new scale but with bigger samples and variables that have been traditionally related with the R-I styles is also discussed.

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