This study tested whether two aspects of sustained attention (focused attention and lack of impulsivity) measured at child age 5 predicted attention problems reported by mothers and teachers at age 9. Results complement an earlier study showing that both focused attention and lack of impulsivity at age 5 predicted children’s approaches to learning at age 9.
Martin, Anne, Razza, Rachel A., and Brooks-Gumm, Jeanne. (2012). International Journal of Behavioral Development, 36, 413-419.