An attempt at revisiting the factor structure of the Dysexecutive Questionnaire in the Chinese setting

Z.-Y. Yang, S.-F. Sun, S.S.Y. Lui, H.-S. Shi, D.-J. Xie, W.-L. Xie, Y. Wang, E.F.C. Cheung, Ho Keung David Shum, R.C.K. Chan

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This study examined the factor structure of the Chinese version of the Dysexecutive Questionnaire (DEX) in a large nonclinical sample of college students (n = 1,586). All participants completed the self-report version of the DEX. An exploratory factor analysis was first performed on a sub-sample (randomly split, n = 766) and produced a four-factor model (Volition, Intentionality, Inhibition, and Abstract Problem-Solving), which was similar to previous models reported in Western samples. In addition, a series of confirmatory factor analyses was conducted on the remaining sample (n = 820). The findings suggested that a four-factor solution of the self-report DEX might better explain the latent structure in the present healthy Chinese sample.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-30
Number of pages6
JournalPsyCh Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Dysexecutive Questionnaire (DEX)
  • executive function
  • factor analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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