ERIC Number: EJ473772
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: 0
Structural Equation Modeling of Relationships among Developmental Skills and Writing Skills in Primary- and Intermediate-Grade Writers.
Abbott, Robert D.; Berninger, Virginia W.
Journal of Educational Psychology, v85 n3 p478-508 Sep 1993
Multiple group structural equation modeling was used to analyze structural relationships between latent factors underlying writing-related developmental skills and component writing skills in grades 1 through 6 for 600 students (50 boys and 50 girls at each grade level). Results for handwriting, spelling, and compositional quality are discussed for their theoretical and educational implications. (SLD)
Descriptors: Child Development, Educational Theories, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Factor Structure, Flow Charts, Handwriting, Intermediate Grades, Primary Education, Psychoeducational Methods, Skill Development, Spelling, Structural Equation Models, Writing (Composition), Writing Skills
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Based on a paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Society for Research in Child Development (Seattle, WA, April 1991) and the American Educational Research Assn. (Atlanta, GA, April 12-16, 1993).