Factor invariance between genders on the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Fifth Edition

Hsin-Yi Chen, Ou Zhang, Susan Engi Raiford, Jianjun Zhu, Lawrence G. Weiss

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This study investigated the factorial invariance of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Fifth Edition (WISC-V) between samples of male and female children. A higher-order 5-factor model was tested on a nationally-representative sample of 2200 children aged 6 to 16. years. The results demonstrated full factorial invariance between genders. The WISC-V subtests demonstrate the same underlying theoretical latent constructs, the same strength of relationships among factors and subtests, the same validity of each first-order factor, and the same communalities, regardless of the gender, thus supporting the same interpretive approach and meaningful comparisons of the WISC-V between male and female children.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalPersonality and Individual Differences
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Nov 1



  • Factorial invariance
  • Gender
  • Wechsler scales

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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