TITLE

CONFIRMATORY FACTOR ANALYSIS OF THE NEPSY FOR YOUNGER AND OLDER SCHOOL-AGE CHILDREN

AUTHOR(S)
Mosconi, Matthew; Nelson, Lauren; Hooper, Stephen R.
PUB. DATE
June 2008
SOURCE
Psychological Reports;Jun2008, Vol. 102 Issue 3, p861
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Using the standardization sample from the NEPSY, confirmatory factor analysis was conducted to examine the factor structure for ages 5 through 12 of the NEPSY sample, as well as for the younger (5 to 8 years, n=400) and older (9 to 12 years, n=400) age bands, to explore possible differences in test structure at different developmental epochs. Using four standard fit indices, results indicated that a 5-factor model was less than adequate for the entire sample and produced negative error variance for the younger and older age groups, making any solutions for the two subgroups inadmissible. A 4-factor model without the Attention/Executive Function subtests produced satisfactory fit statistics for the entire sample and the younger group, but did not fit the data as well for the older group. A 1-factor model did not fit well for the full sample. These results indicated that the structure for the NEPSY is not invariant across development, with the 4-factor model best fitting the data for the younger age group and for the entire school-age sample.
ACCESSION #
34070333

 

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