By using three-mode principal components analysis
and perfect congruence analysis in conjunction, the
factorial structure of the 11 correlation matrices of the
Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised was
analyzed within a single framework. This allows a
unified description showing both the strong similarities
between the standardization samples and some small
differences related to age. Furthermore, claims about
comparability between the WISC-R factorial structure,
the structures of other independently conducted studies,
and those of several translations of the WISC-R
were evaluated. Again the overall similarity was striking,
albeit most studies showed lower explained variances.
Some age effects seemed to be present here as
well. The contribution of three-mode principal components
analysis was found to lie primarily in the simultaneous
analysis of the standardization samples, while
perfect congruence analysis allowed the evaluation of
the strengths and the correlations of the common
WISC-R components in all studies without encountering
Kroonenberg, Pieter M & ten Berge, Jos M. (1987). Cross-validation of the WISC-R factorial structure using three-mode principal components analysis and perfect congruence analysis. Applied Psychological Measurement, 11, 195-210. doi:10.1177/014662168701100209
Kroonenberg, Pieter M.; Ten Berge, Jos M. F..
Cross-validation of the WISC-R factorial structure using three-mode principal components analysis and perfect congruence analysis.
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