Factor structure of the Chinese version of the WAIS-R for Chinese adults in the lowest percentiles of IQ
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AbstractThe Chinese version of the WAIS-R was factor analyzed for a sample of 130 Chinese adults in Hong Kong who had low intellectual abilities. All subtests except the Vocabulary subtest were included for analyses. Results supported a three-factor solution composed of Verbal Comprehension, Perceptual Organization, and Memory/Freedom from Distractibility Factors, as well as a two-factor solution of classic Verbal-Perceptual dichotomy. Comparison of present two- and three-factor structure with individuals having low or normal IQ in Mainland China and North America revealed satisfactory congruence coefficients. However, our general factor accounted for only a small portion of common and total variance (28.5% and 35.3% respectively). Error variances of our subtests were large when compared to normative samples of Mainland China and US. Results were discussed in terms of clinical interpretation of the WAIS-R subtests, danger of using short-forms to assess IQ and need for normative studies of WAIS-R in Chinese-speaking countries. (C) 1996 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
All Author(s) ListTang CSK, Lau BHB, Chang SSY
Journal nameJournal of Clinical Psychology
Volume Number52
Issue Number3
Pages345 - 355
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
Web of Science Subject CategoriesPsychology; Psychology, Clinical; PSYCHOLOGY, CLINICAL

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