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ERIC Number: EJ815586
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-1446-5442
Investigating Moderators of Test-Retest Reliability in Screening Children's Cognitive Functioning
Spencer, Fiona H.; Bornholt, Laurel J.
Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, v5 p91-106 2005
This project examined some of the common constraints on reliable cognitive assessment for children over time. Repeated measures design (n = 133) was with younger (5 & 6 year old, n = 64) and older (7 & 8 year old, n = 69) children. Results showed that children's self-concepts moderated the test-retest reliability over extended intervals for younger and older children. Social self-categorizations moderated slightly the test-retest reliability for both age groups. For younger children only, personal self-categorization and self-reported talking about items moderated the reliability. In contrast, there were no moderators of test-retest reliability for shorter retest intervals. Other experiences, including recall, recognition and self-reported reflection on the content, did not moderate the test-retest reliability. (Contains 10 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia