ERIC Number: ED029060
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Oct
Reference Count: 0
A Comparison of Adolescent Intelligence as Measured by the WAIS and the WISC.
Hannon, John E.; Kicklighter, Richard
This study was designed to compare the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC) and Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS) IQ scores (Full Scale, Verbal, and Performance) of 120 16-year-olds, controlling for both practice or order effects and for intellectual level. Each test was administered to each subject, with an average interest interval of 2 weeks. WISC scores on each subtest were subtracted from their WAIS counterparts and a correction factor of 30 points was added to each difference score. Analyses of variance were carried out for each of the subtest scores and significance was found for order of presentation and intelligence level. It was found that the WAIS produces significantly higher score in the less-than-average intellectual range and that the WISC produces significantly higher scores in the average or more-than-average ranges. The mean differences were approximately two points in the average range and seven points in the other groups. (EF)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Georgia State Dept. of Public Health, Milledgeville.
Identifiers: Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale; Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children