Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

1023

Date

2014

Date of Award

4-17-2014

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Major

Psychology

Concentration

School Psychology

Committee Chair

Randy G Floyd

Committee Member

Thomas K Fagan

Committee Member

Robert Cohen

Committee Member

Elizabeth Meisinger

Abstract

This study examined the exchangeability of IQs from three brief intelligence tests. Tests were administered to 36 children with intellectual giftedness, scored by one set of primary examiners and later scored by a secondary examiner. For each student, 6 IQs were calculated and submitted to a Generalizability theory analysis. Despite strong convergent validity and reliability evidence supporting brief IQs, the resulting dependability coefficient was only .80, which indicates relatively low exchangeability across tests and examiners. Although error variance components representing the effects of the examiner, examiner-by-examinee interaction, the examiner-by-test interaction, and the test contributed little to IQ variability, the component representing the test-by-examinee interaction contributed about one-third of the variance in IQs. These findings hold implications for selecting and interpreting brief intelligence tests and general testing for intellectual giftedness.Keywords: intellectual giftedness, IQ, Generalizability theory, dependability coefficients

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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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