Factor invariance between genders of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children - Fourth edition

Hsin-Yi Chen, Jianjun Zhu

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The purpose of this study was to test measurement invariance of the WISC-IV factorial structure between genders. Both 10 and 15 subtest sets were tested on a nationally-representative sample of 2200 children (males N = 1100; females N = 1100). Results from multisample analyses supported partial measurement invariance. Except for a few subtle discrepancies involving correlated error terms, the hypothesized model described the data for both sexes. Overall factor patterns, loadings, unique variances, and factor covariances of the WISC-IV generally did not vary with gender.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)260-266
Number of pages7
JournalPersonality and Individual Differences
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Aug 1



  • Gender invariance
  • Multi-group SEM

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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