ERIC Number: EJ783246
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
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Confirmatory Factor Structure of the Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children-Second Edition: Consistency with Cattell-Horn-Carroll Theory
Reynolds, Matthew R.; Keith, Timothy Z.; Fine, Jodene Goldenring; Fisher, Melissa E.; Low, Justin A.
School Psychology Quarterly, v22 n4 p511-539 Dec 2007
The Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children-Second Edition (KABC-II) is a departure from the original KABC in that it allows for interpretation via two theoretical models of intelligence. This study had two purposes: to determine whether the KABC-II measures the same constructs across ages and to investigate whether those constructs are consistent with Cattell-Horn-Carroll (CHC) theory. Multiple-sample analyses were used to test for equality of the variance-covariance matrices across the 3- to 18-year-old sample. Higher-order confirmatory factor analyses were used to compare the KABC-II model with rival CHC models for children ages 6 to 18. Results show that the KABC-II measures the same constructs across all ages. The KABC-II factor structure for school-age children is aligned closely with five broad abilities from CHC theory, although some inconsistencies were found. Models without time bonuses fit better than those with time bonuses. The results provide support for the construct validity of the KABC-II. Additional research is needed to more completely understand the measurement of fluid reasoning and the role of time bonuses on some tasks.
Descriptors: Models, Construct Validity, Validity, Factor Structure, Intelligence, Measures (Individuals), Comparative Analysis
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