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Confirmatory factor analysis of the Kaufman assessment battery in a sample of primary school-aged children in rural South Africa

Mitchell, Joanie M; Tomlinson, Mark; Bland, R. M.; Houle, Brian; Stein, Alan; Rochat, T J

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The Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children, Second Edition, measures cognitive processing, includes non-verbal sub-tests, and is increasingly used in low- and middle-income countries. While the Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children, Second Edition, has been validated in the United States, a psychometric evaluation has not been conducted in Southern Africa. This study aims to establish the reliability and validity of the Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children, Second Edition, among a sample...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorMitchell, Joanie M
dc.contributor.authorTomlinson, Mark
dc.contributor.authorBland, R. M.
dc.contributor.authorHoule, Brian
dc.contributor.authorStein, Alan
dc.contributor.authorRochat, T J
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-13T06:16:20Z
dc.identifier.issn0081-2463
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/159579
dc.description.abstractThe Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children, Second Edition, measures cognitive processing, includes non-verbal sub-tests, and is increasingly used in low- and middle-income countries. While the Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children, Second Edition, has been validated in the United States, a psychometric evaluation has not been conducted in Southern Africa. This study aims to establish the reliability and validity of the Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children, Second Edition, among a sample of 376 primary school-aged children in rural South Africa (7–11 years). We examined Cronbach’s alpha and conducted a confirmatory factor analysis. The battery showed good reliability (mental processing index [α = .78]), and the originally validated structure of the Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children, Second Edition, was maintained (χ2 = 16.30, p = .432). Mean scores were low on the Planning sub-scale. On the Simultaneous sub-scale, the mean score was higher for the supplementary sub-test Block Counting versus the core sub-test Triangles. With translation and the inclusion of supplementary sub-tests, the Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children, Second Edition, is an appropriate assessment to use in this context (150/150).
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherSouth African Bureau for Scientific Publications
dc.sourceSouth African Journal of Psychology
dc.titleConfirmatory factor analysis of the Kaufman assessment battery in a sample of primary school-aged children in rural South Africa
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume48
dc.date.issued2018
local.identifier.absfor170299 - Cognitive Science not elsewhere classified
local.identifier.absfor170110 - Psychological Methodology, Design and Analysis
local.identifier.ariespublicationu3555277xPUB338
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationMitchell, Joanie M, Africa Health Research Institute
local.contributor.affiliationTomlinson, Mark, Department of Psychology
local.contributor.affiliationBland, R. M., University of Glasgow
local.contributor.affiliationHoule, Brian, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationStein, Alan, University of the Witwatersrand
local.contributor.affiliationRochat, T J, Africa Health Research Institute, Durban, South Africa
local.description.embargo2040-01-01
local.bibliographicCitation.issue4
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage434
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage452
local.identifier.doi10.1177/0081246317741822
local.identifier.absseo920408 - Health Status (e.g. Indicators of Well-Being)
dc.date.updated2019-03-12T07:26:11Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-85058082337
dc.provenanceJournal: South African Journal of Psychology (ISSN: 0081-2463, ESSN: 2078-208X) RoMEO: This is a RoMEO green journal Paid OA: A paid open access option is available for this journal. Author's Pre-print: green tick author can archive pre-print (ie pre-refereeing) Author's Post-print: green tick author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing) Publisher's Version/PDF: cross author cannot archive publisher's version/PDF
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