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ERIC Number: EJ745771
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1644
Factor Structure of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children--Fourth Edition among Referred Students
Watkins, Marley W.; Wilson, Sharise M.; Kotz, Kasey M.; Carbone, Maria C.; Babula, Teresa
Educational and Psychological Measurement, v66 n6 p975-983 2006
Factor analysis was applied to the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children--Fourth Edition (WISC-IV) scores of 432 Pennsylvania students referred for evaluation for special education services to determine the factor structure of the WISC-IV with this population. A first-order, four-factor oblique solution that mirrored that found in the WISC-IV normative sample was supported. When transformed to an orthogonalized higher order model, the general factor accounted for the greatest amount of common (75.7%) and total (46.7%) variance. In contrast, the largest contribution by a first-order factor (Verbal Comprehension) was 6.5% of total variance. It was recommended that interpretation of the WISC-IV not discount the strong general factor. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children