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1995; Schaie, 1990) to be important predictors of cognitive performance. g.. , 1996). Although these data support the notion that background variables and cognitive control beliefs are both important factors of cognitive performance, two further sets of inquiry are needed to help clarify the relationship between control and cognition and how this relationship may differ with age. First, it is theoretically important to determine the extent to which variance explained by control beliefs and the other predictors is age related (cf.
Last, Model 6 (see Fig. 1) shows the total model with all five sets of predictors entered hierarchically to assess the relative strength of factors ranging from distal to proximal (cf. Salthouse, 1991). In this analysis, noncognitive background variables were entered before cognitive control beliefs to assess the effects of beliefs after partialling out gender and individual differences in activity, exercise, and health. 1 Total variance accounted for in short-term memory, divided attention, and reasoning performance.
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