ERIC Number: ED374154
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
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Factor Structure of the WISC-III for Mexican-American, Learning Disabled Students.
Kush, Joseph C.; Watkins, Marley W.
The factor structure of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (Revised) (WISC-R) for both regular and special education populations has been well documented. Published data have also indicated that the factor structure of the WISC-R is similar across ethnic groups. With the development of the new WISC-III, comparable information is not yet well established. In particular, the addition of a new subtest and a new hypothesized fourth factor require additional data about the psychometric properties of the WISC-III. This study examines the factor structure of the WISC-III in a population of 121 Mexican American learning disabled elementary school students. Factorial similarities and differences with the WISC-III normative sample and with the WISC-R are provided. Implications for school psychologists are discussed as are suggestions for future research. Results indicate that the WISC-III Full Scale, Verbal, and Performance intelligence quotients can be thought of as relatively independent indices of intelligence in diverse populations. Two tables present study findings. (Contains 9 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children