Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

2716

Date

2016

Date of Award

7-21-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Major

Psychology

Concentration

School Psychology

Committee Chair

Randy G Floyd

Committee Member

Kristoffer S Berlin

Committee Member

Matthew R Reynolds

Abstract

The internal structure of the Developmental Neuropsychological Assessment–II (NEPSY-II) has not yet been adequately examined. This study examined the construct validity of the subtests from the NEPSY-II, as proposed by the test author’s neuropsychological domain model, as well as compared the latent variables measured by the NEPSY-II to those measured by the Differential Ability Scales, Second Edition (DAS-II), an empirically supported intelligence test modeled after the Cattell-Horn-Carroll (CHC) theory. Participants ages 7 to 12 were drawn from de-identified archival data obtained from NCS Pearson, Incorporated. Participant data from the NEPSY-II norming study (N = 600) was analyzed via higher-order and bifactor models to examine the construct validity of the NEPSY-II domain model, and data from the NEPSY-II/ DAS-II validity study (N = 90) was analyzed via joint confirmatory factor analytic models to examine how well the NEPSY-II neuropsychological domain model fits with CHC theory.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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