Construct validity of the Dean-Woodcock Neuropsychological Assessment System Sensory Motor Battery : an exploratory factor analysis

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dc.contributor.advisor Dean, Raymond S. en_US
dc.contributor.author Lewis, Morris N. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:28:10Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:28:10Z
dc.date.created 1997 en_US
dc.date.issued 1997
dc.identifier LD2489.Z68 1997 .L48 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/177703
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to add to the body of psychometric evidence underlying the Dean-Woodcock Sensory Motor Battery (DWSMB) and the theory of sensory motor functioning. Secondly, this study added to the body of literature concerning the role of both cortical and subcortical areas of the brain in motor functioning.The DWSMB is a new battery designed to meet the emerging trends in neuropsychology. It combines the qualitative functionality of the sensory and motor tests used by clinical neurologists with the quantitative, performance-driven sensory motor tests found in traditional neuropsychological assessment batteries. The DWSMB consists of eight tests of sensory functions, seven tests of cortical motor functions, and three tests of subcortical motor functions.A population sample of 441 participants were administered the DWSMB, 340 of which had no reported neurological or psychiatric history. These data were analyzed using an exploratory factor analysis to determine the number of constructs underlying the DWSMB. The study found three factors: a Complex Sensory Motor Factor, a Simple Sensory Factor, and a Subcortical Motor Factor. The three constructs found in this study provided empirical support for the underlying theory of the DWSMB, which will allow neuropsychologists to make inferences about the resulting scores. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Educational Psychology
dc.format.extent vii, [87] leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Dean-Woodcock Sensory Motor Battery. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Neuropsychological tests -- Validity. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Perceptual-motor processes -- Evaluation. en_US
dc.title Construct validity of the Dean-Woodcock Neuropsychological Assessment System Sensory Motor Battery : an exploratory factor analysis en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (Ph. D.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1115714 en_US


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