FUNCTIONS UNDERLYING PERFORMANCE OF LEARNING-DISABLED CHILDREN IN INTELLIGENCE AND NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS.

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Title:
FUNCTIONS UNDERLYING PERFORMANCE OF LEARNING-DISABLED CHILDREN IN INTELLIGENCE AND NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS.
Author:
GAMBLE, CONSTANCE MARIA.
Issue Date:
1987
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This study was designed to determine the factorial validity of specific components of the Reitan-Indiana Neuropsychological Battery with a learning disabled population. Scores of 42 children, 38 males, 4 females, ages 6.2 to 8.8 years were compiled on specific tests of the Reitan-Indiana. Principal component factoring of the original correlation matrix was followed by principal factoring, using a 4 factor solution; varimax rotation with six iterations produced the desired reduction of the correlation matrix; four factors emerged for the learning disabled population, which accounted for 53% of the variance: verbal intelligence, psychomotor speed, achievement, and memory. The factor structure that emerged was not consistent with the surface factors of the battery as conceptualized by its author suggesting that this battery may lack construct validity when used with a learning disabled population.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Neuropsychological tests.; Learning disabilities -- Diagnosis.; Learning disabled children -- Psychological testing.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Special Education and Rehabilitation; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleFUNCTIONS UNDERLYING PERFORMANCE OF LEARNING-DISABLED CHILDREN IN INTELLIGENCE AND NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS.en_US
dc.creatorGAMBLE, CONSTANCE MARIA.en_US
dc.contributor.authorGAMBLE, CONSTANCE MARIA.en_US
dc.date.issued1987en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study was designed to determine the factorial validity of specific components of the Reitan-Indiana Neuropsychological Battery with a learning disabled population. Scores of 42 children, 38 males, 4 females, ages 6.2 to 8.8 years were compiled on specific tests of the Reitan-Indiana. Principal component factoring of the original correlation matrix was followed by principal factoring, using a 4 factor solution; varimax rotation with six iterations produced the desired reduction of the correlation matrix; four factors emerged for the learning disabled population, which accounted for 53% of the variance: verbal intelligence, psychomotor speed, achievement, and memory. The factor structure that emerged was not consistent with the surface factors of the battery as conceptualized by its author suggesting that this battery may lack construct validity when used with a learning disabled population.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectNeuropsychological tests.en_US
dc.subjectLearning disabilities -- Diagnosis.en_US
dc.subjectLearning disabled children -- Psychological testing.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineSpecial Education and Rehabilitationen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.identifier.proquest8712874en_US
dc.identifier.oclc698379987en_US
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