Measurement invariance of WISC-IV across normative and clinical samples

Hsin-Yi Chen, Jianjun Zhu

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Abstract

Measurement invariance of the WISC-IV second-order factorial structure between normative and clinical samples was investigated using WISC-IV core subtests and a total of 1100 children aged 6-16. Multi-group higher order analysis of mean and covariance structure (MG-MACS) models were used to analyze these data. Results supported measurement invariance. Only Coding and Comprehension subtest intercepts varied slightly between groups. The hypothesized WISC-IV factor model described the data well. Factor patterns, first- and second-order factor loadings, intercepts, residual variances of measured subtests, and disturbances of first-order factors of the WISC-IV were generally invariant. Results suggested that WISC-IV index scores and subtests have the same meaning for children in both normative and clinical groups.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-166
Number of pages6
JournalPersonality and Individual Differences
Volume52
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jan 1

Keywords

  • Clinical sample
  • MG-MACS
  • Validity
  • WISC-IV

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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Measurement invariance of WISC-IV across normative and clinical samples. / Chen, Hsin-Yi; Zhu, Jianjun.

In: Personality and Individual Differences, Vol. 52, No. 2, 01.01.2012, p. 161-166.

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