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Factor Structure of the Wechsler Intelligence Scales for Children-Fourth Edition Among Referred Native American Students

Abstract The Native American population is severely underrepresented in empirical test validity research despite being overrepresented in special education programs and at an increased risk for special educational evaluation. This study is the first to investigate the structural validity of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children - Fourth Edition (WISC-IV) with a Native American sample. The structural validity of the WISC-IV was investigated using the core subtest scores of 176, six-to-sixteen-year-old Native American children referred for a psychoeducational evaluation. The exploratory factor analysis procedures reported in the WISC-IV technical manual were replicated with the current sample. Congruence coefficients were used to measure the si... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Nakano, Selena (Author) / Watkins, Marley (Advisor) / Caterino, Linda (Committee member) / Cohen, Sylvia (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Educational psychology / Cognitive Assessment / Factor Analysis / Native American / WISC-IV
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 71 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Educational Psychology 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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