Hebrew version of the Jansari assessment of Executive Functions for Children (JEF-C©): translation, adaptation and validation

Orkin Simon, Nicole; Jansari, Ashok S. and Gilboa, Yafit. 2022. Hebrew version of the Jansari assessment of Executive Functions for Children (JEF-C©): translation, adaptation and validation. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 32(2), pp. 287-305. ISSN 0960-2011 [Article]

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The Jansari assessment of Executive Functions for Children (JEF-C©) is a non-immersive computerized assessment of executive functions (EFs). This study aimed to create a cross-culturally adapted Hebrew version, JEF-C(H)© and to assess reliability and validity in the Israeli context. Forty typically developing Israeli children and adolescents, aged 11–18 years, were assessed with JEF-C(H)©. In addition, participants and their parents filled in the Behaviour Rating Inventory of Executive Function (BRIEF). JEF-C(H)© was found to be feasible in Israeli children and adolescents. The internal consistency was acceptable (Cronbach’s alpha = 0.79). Most of the JEF-C(H)© subtests and the Average score showed significant positive moderate to high correlations with age, ranging from 0.40 to 0.78 demonstrating construct validity. Multiple significant correlations were also found between the JEF-C(H)© Average score and the BRIEF indices as well as total score in the Parent and Self-report questionnaires. These preliminary findings support the reliability and validity of this version. Current findings demonstrate the potential clinical utility of JEF-C(H)© as an ecologically valid tool for Israeli children and adolescents in the assessment of EFs.

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“This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Neuropsychological Rehabilitation on 8 October 2020, available at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/09602011.2020.1821718. It is deposited under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/), which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.”

Data availability statement: The data that support the findings of this study are available on request from the corresponding author, [YG].


Virtual reality, Hebrew, Adolescents, Ecological validity, Cultural 19 adaptation, Executive functions

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Psychology > Cognitive Neuroscience Unit


4 September 2020Accepted
8 October 2020Published Online

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05 Jan 2023 16:41

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06 Jan 2023 15:13

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