Confirmatory factor analysis of early childhood ability measures within a model of personal competence

Richard F. Ittenbach, Amy N. Spiegel, Kevin S. McGrew, Robert H. Bruininks

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Abstract

The present study tested Greenpan's model of personal competence with data obtained from the Early Screening Profiles, a nationally standardized preschool screening battery designed to measure the general functioning level of children 2-7 years of age. Of the five models tested (three a priori and two a posteriori), three models produced results indicative of a good fit. These findings support the use of Greenspan's model of personal competence as a framework for understanding the nature of developing abilities in young children as well as for the improvement of classification and diagnosis of children with special needs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)307-323
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of School Psychology
Volume30
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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