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ERIC Number: EJ915749
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0891-4222
Factorial Validity of the Movement Assessment Battery for Children-2 (Age Band 2)
Wagner, Matthias Oliver; Kastner, Julia; Petermann, Franz; Bos, Klaus
Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v32 n2 p674-680 Mar-Apr 2011
The Movement Assessment Battery for Children-2 (M-ABC-2) is one of the most commonly used tests for the diagnosis of specific developmental disorders of motor function (F82). The M-ABC-2 comprises eight subtests per age band (AB) that are assigned to three dimensions: manual dexterity, aiming and catching, and balance. However, while previous exploratory findings suggested the correctness of the assumption of factorial validity, there is no empirical evidence that the M-ABC-2 subtests allow for a valid reproduction of the postulated factorial structure. The purpose of this study was to empirically confirm the factorial validity of the M-ABC-2. The German normative sample of AB2 (7-10 years; N = 323) was used as the study sample for the empirical analyses. Confirmatory factor analysis was used to verify the factorial validity of the M-ABC-2 (AB2). The incremental fit indices ([chi][superscript 2] = 28.675; df = 17; Bollen-Stine p value = 0.318; RMSEA = 0.046 [0.011-0.075]; SRMR = 0.038; CFI = 0.960) provided evidence for the factorial validity of the M-ABC-2 (AB2). However, because of a lack of empirical verification for convergent and discriminant validity, there is still no evidence that F82 can be diagnosed using M-ABC-2 (AB2). (Contains 2 figures and 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany