Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/185323
Title:
Factor structure of the WJTCA.
Author:
Russell, Sharon Jane.
Issue Date:
1990
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:
The Woodcock-Johnson Psycho-Educational Battery (WJPEB) is a frequently used measure in the assessment and identification of learning disabled students. Part I of this Battery, the Tests of Cognitive Ability, provide a measure of four separate cognitive factor clusters. These clusters, however, have received limited investigation and their validity for learning disabled students has not been established. This study analyzed the performance of learning disabled students on the Tests of Cognitive Ability. The factor clusters obtained were compared to those found for the norm group. Cognitive factors similar to those found by Woodcock and Johnson for the norm group were not found for the learning disabled sample in this study. The results of this study indicate that interpretation of separate cognitive factors on the Tests of Cognitive Ability in learning disabled students is misleading. Further investigation is needed to understand what the Tests of Cognitive Ability are measuring with respect to learning disabled students.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Education; Psychology.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Educational Foundations and Administration; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Nicholson, Glen I.

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleFactor structure of the WJTCA.en_US
dc.creatorRussell, Sharon Jane.en_US
dc.contributor.authorRussell, Sharon Jane.en_US
dc.date.issued1990en_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.abstractThe Woodcock-Johnson Psycho-Educational Battery (WJPEB) is a frequently used measure in the assessment and identification of learning disabled students. Part I of this Battery, the Tests of Cognitive Ability, provide a measure of four separate cognitive factor clusters. These clusters, however, have received limited investigation and their validity for learning disabled students has not been established. This study analyzed the performance of learning disabled students on the Tests of Cognitive Ability. The factor clusters obtained were compared to those found for the norm group. Cognitive factors similar to those found by Woodcock and Johnson for the norm group were not found for the learning disabled sample in this study. The results of this study indicate that interpretation of separate cognitive factors on the Tests of Cognitive Ability in learning disabled students is misleading. Further investigation is needed to understand what the Tests of Cognitive Ability are measuring with respect to learning disabled students.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectEducationen_US
dc.subjectPsychology.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational Foundations and Administrationen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorNicholson, Glen I.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSabers, Darrellen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberVan Reusen, Anthony K.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBos, Candaceen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberObrzut, John-
dc.identifier.proquest9114071en_US
dc.identifier.oclc709922463en_US
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