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ERIC Number: ED344929
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Pages: 23
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Factor Analysis of the WISC-R and WISC-CR: A Comparison across Ages between American and Chinese Samples.
Wang, Xiaoping
This paper presents results of a LISREL factor analysis on data from the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised (WISC-R) and the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Chinese Revised (WISC-CR) (published in 1986) for children ages 6.5 to 16.5 years, using a standardization sample of 200 children (100 males and 100 females) at each of the 11 age levels (2,200) for the WISC-R and 2,237 children for the WISC-CR. The same best fit common factor structure was found for the WISC-R and the WISC-CR. The common factor structure included three factors tentatively labeled verbal comprehension, perceptual organization, and freedom from distractibility. In addition, a multi-sample LISREL analysis was performed to test the equality of the factor pattern between age groups and between the two cultures. Both American and Chinese children in the oldest and youngest ranges of age groups fit the common factor structure better than did other age groups. Those age groups that best fit the common factor structure also showed high factor pattern consistency between the cultures. It is argued that ability and model fit differences may be linked to differences in cultural and educational experiences. Seven tables and three graphs illustrate the analyses. There is an 11-item list of references. (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers: China; LISREL Computer Program; United States; Wechsler Intelligence Scale (Chinese Revised); Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (Revised)