Honors Thesis Projects

Date of Award

Spring 2020

Document Type

Honors Paper

Degree Name

Psychology-BS

Department

Psychology

Advisor

Cynthia Laurie-Rose

First Committee Member

Cynthia Laurie-Rose

Second Committee Member

Michele Acker

Third Committee Member

Deborah Solomon

Keywords

Assessment, Workload, Interactive Presentation Software, Technology; Psychology

Subject Categories

Child Psychology | Cognition and Perception

Abstract

Perceived workload assessments in children have been administered individually in laboratory settings. This study assessed workload in a classroom using the interactive presentation tool Mentimeter to administer the NASA-Task Load Index (NASA-TLX). Children assessed workload following two cognitive tasks. In addition, the children completed a self-report of executive function. Findings revealed that children’s perceived workload matched the objective demands of the task indicating that workload assessments may be a useful tool in the classroom. Although executive function predicted objective performance, it did not predict perceived workload.

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