Consistency of the factorial validity of the WISC-R for upper and lower SES groups

Leslie C Carlson, Cecil R. Reynolds, Terry B. Gutkin

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The WISC-R was factor analyzed for both upper and lower SES classifications from the standardization sample. Both two- and three-factor solutions were extracted, and these solutions generally parallel other previously reported two- and three-factor WISC-R solutions. The stability of these factors was then examined by calculating coefficients of congruence and salient variable similarity indices between matched factor pairs from the two SES groups. The three-factor solution was the most appropriate for both groups, though the two-factor solution was equally plausible. The WISC-R factor structure appears to be invariant with regard to SES.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)319-326
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of School Psychology
Volume21
Issue number4
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StatePublished - Jan 1 1983

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Consistency of the factorial validity of the WISC-R for upper and lower SES groups. / Carlson, Leslie C; Reynolds, Cecil R.; Gutkin, Terry B.

In: Journal of School Psychology, Vol. 21, No. 4, 01.01.1983, p. 319-326.

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Carlson, Leslie C ; Reynolds, Cecil R. ; Gutkin, Terry B. / Consistency of the factorial validity of the WISC-R for upper and lower SES groups. In: Journal of School Psychology. 1983 ; Vol. 21, No. 4. pp. 319-326.
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