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ERIC Number: EJ921368
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0033-3085
Assessing the SB-V Factor Structure in a Sample of Preschool Children
Ward, Kimberly E.; Rothlisberg, Barbara A.; McIntosh, David E.; Bradley, Madeline H.
Psychology in the Schools, v48 n5 p454-463 May 2011
The purpose of this study was to examine the factor structure of the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales, Fifth Edition (SB-V), based on the Cattell-Horn-Carroll (CHC) theory of intelligence using a sample of 200 preschool children. The CHC framework uses three different models: one similar to Spearman's "g", one similar to the "Gf-Gc" model, and one representing the hierarchical three-stratum CHC model. A confirmatory factor analysis (CFA), utilizing these three models, was conducted to determine which theoretical model best described the ability structure measured by the SB-V. Results of the CFA revealed that, although the two-stratum model provided the best fit statistics, a large amount of overlap existed among the broad CHC factors in this model. Therefore, these results suggested that a simple, overall ability model may be the best representation of ability for preschool children when using the SB-V because the factors appeared to be indistinct with this age group. (Contains 3 figures and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Stanford Binet Intelligence Scale