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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Abstract

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
Volume86
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Nov 1

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  • Factorial invariance
  • Gender
  • Wechsler scales

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Factor invariance between genders on the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Fifth Edition. / Chen, Hsin-Yi; Zhang, Ou; Raiford, Susan Engi; Zhu, Jianjun; Weiss, Lawrence G.

In: Personality and Individual Differences, Vol. 86, 01.11.2015, p. 1-5.

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Chen, Hsin-Yi ; Zhang, Ou ; Raiford, Susan Engi ; Zhu, Jianjun ; Weiss, Lawrence G. / Factor invariance between genders on the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Fifth Edition. In: Personality and Individual Differences. 2015 ; Vol. 86. pp. 1-5.
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