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Titolo:
Investigating Spearman's hypothesis by means of multi-group confirmatory factor analysis
Autore:
Dolan, CV;
Indirizzi:
Univ Amsterdam, NL-1018 WB Amsterdam, Netherlands Univ Amsterdam Amsterdam Netherlands NL-1018 WB B Amsterdam, Netherlands
Titolo Testata:
MULTIVARIATE BEHAVIORAL RESEARCH
fascicolo: 1, volume: 35, anno: 2000,
pagine: 21 - 50
SICI:
0027-3171(2000)35:1<21:ISHBMO>2.0.ZU;2-D
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
BLACK-WHITE DIFFERENCES; MEASUREMENT INVARIANCE; COVARIANCE-STRUCTURES; WISC-R; MODEL; POPULATIONS; IQ;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Citazioni:
53
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Dolan, CV Univ Amsterdam, Roetersstr 15, NL-1018 WB Amsterdam, NetherlandsUniv Amsterdam Roetersstr 15 Amsterdam Netherlands NL-1018 WB s
Citazione:
C.V. Dolan, "Investigating Spearman's hypothesis by means of multi-group confirmatory factor analysis", MULTIV BE R, 35(1), 2000, pp. 21-50

Abstract

Differences between blacks and whites on cognitive ability tests have beenattributed to a fundamental difference between these groups in general intelligence (or g, as it is denoted). The hypothesized difference in g gives rise to Spearman's hypothesis, which states that the differences in the means of the tests are related to the tests' factor loadings on g. Jensen has investigated this hypothesis by correlating differences in means and tests'g loadings. The aim of the present article is to investigate B-W differences using multi-group confirmatory factor analysis. The advantages of multi-group confirmatory factor analysis over Jensen's test of Spearman's hypothesis are discussed. A published data set is analyzed. Strict factorial invariance is tested and judged to be tenable. Various models are tested, which do and do not incorporate g. It is observed that it is difficult to distinguish between several hypotheses, including and excluding g, concerning group differences. Theinability to distinguish between competing models using multi-group confirmatory factor analysis makes it difficult to draw clear conclusions about the exact nature of black-white differences in cognitive abilities. The implications of the results for Jensen's test of Spearman's hypothesis are discussed.

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