Examination of the Effectiveness of Sternberg's Successful Intelligence Program on Executive Functions of Sharp-Witted Primary School Level Students

  •  Mokhtar Malekpour    
  •  Mozhgan Shooshtari    
  •  Ahmad Abedi    
  •  Amir Ghamarani    


The current research aimed to investigate the effectiveness of Sternberg's successful intelligence program on executive functions of sharp-witted primary school level students. The statistical universe of the current research consisted of all male sharp-witted students of the city of Isfahan in the educational year of 2015-2016. For this purpose, the number of 30 male sharp-witted students was selected through multi stage cluster random sampling method and was randomly placed in two experimental and control groups (15 people in the experiment group and another 15 in the control group) and their mothers, too responded to the questions of the executive skills scale. The Sternberg's successful intelligence program was administered on the experimental group. The tool used for this research included a questionnaire (inventory) on rating executive functions for the primary school level students (parent form). To analyze the research data, multivariate covariance analysis (MANCOVA) was applied. Findings revealed that training of the Sternberg's successful intelligence program was effective on executive functions (response inhibition, active memory, emotional control, focus attention, assignment initiation, planning, organizing, time leadership, goal-orientedness, resilience and metacognition) of sharp-witted children. The Sternberg's successful intelligence program could be applied as an intervention method for improving executive functions of children.

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