ERIC Number: ED237575
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Confirmatory Factor Analysis of the WAIS-R: Plausibility of Models.
Plake, Barbara S.; And Others
A confirmatory factor analysis was used to determine the respective viability of factor structure models for the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Revised (WAIS-R) standardization data. The traditional verbal-performance split was compared to an alternative model proposed by Gutkin, Reynolds and Galvin. The confirmatory analysis indicated that the Gutkin model provides a superior fit to the data at all age levels and for the total samples. In addition, the results from Gutkin model analyses at each age level were iterative, yielding a refinement in the respective age specific fits of the model. Clinicians should take this finding into account when scoring WAIS-R results. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Researchers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Confirmatory Factor Analysis; Iterative Methods; Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (Revised)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (91st, Anaheim, CA, August 26-30).