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|Title: ||The validity of intelligence tests using the Cattell-Horn-Carroll model of intelligence with a preschool population|
|Authors: ||Morgan, Kimberly E.|
|Advisor: ||Rothlisberg, Barbara A. (Barbara Ann),|
|Date of Object: ||2008|
|Abstract: ||Individual differences in human intellectual abilities and the measurement of those differences have been of great interest to the field of school psychology. As such, different theoretical perspectives and corresponding test batteries have evolved over the years as a way to explain and measure these abilities. A growing interest in the field of school psychology has been to use more than one intelligence test in a "cross-battery" assessment in hopes of measuring a wider range (or a more in-depth but selective range) of cognitive abilities. Additionally, interest in assessing intelligence began to focus on preschool-aged children because of initiatives to intervene early with at-risk children. The purpose of this study was to examine the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales, Fifth Edition (SB-V) and Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children, Second Edition (KABC-II) in relation to the Cattell-Horn-Carroll (CHC) theory of intelligence using a population of 200 preschool children. Confirmatory factor analyses (CFAs) were conducted with these two tests individually as well as in conjunction with one another. Different variations of the CHC model were examined to determine which provided the best representation of the underlying CHC constructs measured by these tests. Results of the CFAs with the SBV revealed that it was best interpreted from a two-stratum model, although results with the KABC-II indicated that the three-stratum CHC model was the best overall design. Finally, results from the joint CFA did not provide support for a cross-battery assessment with these two particular tests.3|
|Other Identifiers: ||LD2489.Z68 2008 .M67|
|CardCat URL: ||http://liblink.bsu.edu/uhtbin/catkey/1389688|
|Degree: ||Thesis (Ph. D.)|
|Department: ||Ball State University. Dept. of Educational Psychology -- Theses (Ph. D.) -- 2008.|
|Appears in Collections:||Doctoral Dissertations|
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