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|Additional Physical Format:||Rousey, AnnMaria Bernadette.
Construct validity of the WISC-R mexicano.
|Material Type:||Document, Thesis/dissertation, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
AnnMaria Bernadette Rousey
|Reproduction Notes:||Electronic reproduction. [Ann Arbor, Mich.] : ProQuest, 2011. Mode of access: World Wide Web. Access restricted to subscribing institutions.|
|Description:||xiii, 215 leaves : illustrations ; 29 cm|
|Responsibility:||by AnnMaria Bernadette Rousey.|
It is presumed that intelligence should relate to academic performance, socioeconomic status, family size, urbanization and adaptive behavior. Analysis of various subtests should show a substantial first principal component and factors identifiable as Verbal and Performance abilities. These hypotheses were all supported. There should not be great ability differences across geographic regions of the same country, nor across subscales of the same test. These hypotheses were not supported.
The WISC-R Mexicano appears to be a measure of intelligence, similar but not equivalent to the WISC-R. Of particular concern are the low correlations with school performance measures, significant ethnic group by subtest interactions and significant regional differences, particularly on Verbal measures. The question of construct validity is answered in terms of more or less. The answer in this case is 'less'. The WISC-RM may be useful for the identification of gifted children, but is inappropriate for identifying children as either mentally handicapped or learning disabled.